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2019 Annual Report

The ACLU of Maryland was founded in 1931 in response to lynching on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The organization’s first case was on behalf of a Black man named Orphan Jones who was charged with murder, denied counsel, and threatened with lynching.

March 16, 2020

2018 Annual Report

Our country, and our state, need all of us, wherever we are, to be involved. The ACLU knows from long experience that our rights don’t protect themselves.

December 3, 2018

2017 Annual Report

After 32 years at the ACLU I (Susan Goering) will retire in 2018, and I find myself taking stock of ACLU’s progress. We are in dark times now. Weawaken most mornings to another assault on the rights we cherish.

November 17, 2017

2016 Annual Report

A key to ACLU of Maryland’s impact is the intersection between civil liberties and civil rights that characterizes our work. Again and again, we see that when an individual’s rights are violated, a larger community is affected.

November 14, 2016

2015 Annual Report

As 2015 draws to a close, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland prepares to celebrate its 85th year. Since March 8, 1931, the ACLU of Maryland has been on a mission to breathe life into the U.S. Bill of Rights, the Maryland Declaration of Rights, and civil rights laws.

February 1, 2015

2014 Annual Report

The national ACLU will turn 100 years old in 2020. Since 1920, the ACLU has promoted equality, protected our liberties, and defended justice for all. As we enter our second century, the ACLU boasts a strong affiliate presence in every state, including Maryland.

December 4, 2014