About Us

“(A) bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no government should refuse, or rest on inference.”

~Thomas Jefferson – December 20, 1787

Mission Statement

 The Maryland ACLU works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead their lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. The Maryland ACLU acts without partisanship to achieve these goals.

The Bare Facts

 Founded: March 8, 1931- the 10th state ACLU affiliate. (National ACLU founded in 1920).

 Membership Size: Approximately 13,000 in Maryland; 500,000 nationwide; Dues $20.00/ year and up (dues not tax-deductible).

Jurisdiction: State of Maryland

Offices: Baltimore and Takoma Park

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