Rhode Island Affiliate, American Civil Liberties Union


About Us
Rhode Island Affiliate, American Civil Liberties Union

Who We Are

The American Civil Liberties Union is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to upholding and protecting the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Founded in the 1920s by a small group of devoted civil libertarians, today the ACLU is comprised of more than 500,000 members and more than fifty affiliates and chapters nationwide.

The Rhode Island ACLU is comprised of two separate corporate entities: the Rhode Island Affiliate, American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation of Rhode Island. Learn more about this distinction.

What We Do

The RI ACLU performs its work in three major ways: litigation, legislation and education. The cases that we take, the bills we lobby on and the public education activities that we sponsor, are designed to help preserve and protect the civil liberties of all Rhode Islanders against government infringement. As a general rule, the issues with which the RI ACLU gets involved break down into the following categories:

If, after reading through the information on this website, you believe you have a complaint that the ACLU might be able to help you with, you can send us information about it for review. Learn how to file a complaint with the RI ACLU. For an indication of the kinds of cases we have taken over the years here in Rhode Island, take a look at our list of "Top 50 Cases"(pdf).

Take action on the issues you care about by signing up for the RI ACLU's e-alerts.

128 Dorrance Street Suite 220    Providence, RI 02903  dot  Phone (401) 831-7171       Fax (401) 831-7175     riaclu@riaclu.org

Thiswww.riaclu.org is the website of the Rhode Island Affiliate, ACLU and the ACLU Foundation of Rhode Island. 

Learn more about the distinction between these two components of the RI ACLU.