Criminal Justice

The ACLU of Maryland is committed to helping re-envision a criminal justice approach that is fair and free of racial bias, keeps communities safe and respects the dignity and rights of all who come into contact with it.

Free Speech

The rights to free speech, assembly, worship, and a press are critical to an informed and engaged public.


The ACLU of Maryland works to ensure that all public schoolchildren in Maryland have an equitable opportunity to attend healthy and safe schools that provide high quality education.

Housing Segregation and Economic Mobility

Where a child grows up determines much about their life trajectory and outcomes. We believe it is unacceptable that Baltimore ranks dead last (100th out of the nation's 100 largest jurisdictions) in economic mobility for poor children, especially Black boys. 

Civil Rights

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU of Maryland has been fighting to protect everyone's civil rights, particularly the rights of people of color and other groups that have been historically discriminated against. Civil rights, which are an essential part of a democracy, protect each person’s right to

Voting Rights and Elections

The right to vote, and to have one's vote accurately and fairly counted, is a fundamental right of all Americans. At the ACLU of Maryland, we believe the democratic process is invigorated through policies that encourage voter participation.

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