We are commited to protecting Marylanders' civil rights and civil liberites, because freedom can't protect itself.

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Legal Justice System

ACLU of Maryland's legal justice system work focuses on due process, justice for children who are incarcerated, police practices, and prisoners' rights.

Free Speech

ACLU of Maryland's free speech work focuses on speech and assembly, privacy and technology, and religious liberty.


ACLU of Maryland's education work focuses on funding, school climate, facilities, and student achievement.

Civil Rights

ACLU of Maryland's civil rights work focuses on disability rights, gender and sexuality rights, immigrants' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, racial justice, reproductive freedom, and youth rights.

Open Government

ACLU of Maryland's open government work focuses on transparency and the Maryland Public Information Act.