For over 50 years in Nebraska, the ACLU has worked in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect the constitutional and individual rights of all people. Beyond one person, party, or side - we the people dare to create a more perfect union. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, prisoners, and people with disabilities.

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Lincoln, NE 68508
The ACLU uses the courts, public policy, and community empowerment strategies to defend civil rights and civil liberties. In 2017, over 20,000 Nebraskans were empowered to know and understand their rights through presentations, rallies, marches, and other community engagement events. Our dynamic members are incredibly active; over 23,500 people on average each week engage with us on social media. Together in 2017, our members and dedicated staff launched over 10,000 calls, sent hundreds of emails, and delivered petitions with thousands of signature to state officials on issues like Title X, women's access to hygiene products while incarcerated, and voting rights.

Some of our major victories and actions in 2017 include: defending the rights of same-sex foster parents; sending legal and policy guidance to all 250 school superintendents reminding them of their legal duty to protect immigrant and LGBTQ students; filing Sabata v. Nebraska Department of Corrections, a historic class-action federal court case challenging conditions of confinement in Nebraska's prisons as a result of dangerous overcrowding; and publishing numerous reports.
"We have said publicly before God, our family and our friends that we love each other and are committed to one another and our children. At this moment, I want to spend time loving my children and my wife while knowing that should I die, they will be cared for. By not recognizing my family, Nebraska is making a difficult situation much more difficult emotionally and financially." - Sally Waters, ACLU of Nebraska Client

Sally and her wife Susan are facing stage four breast cancer knowing that when Sally passes away, Susan will have to pay an 18% inheritance tax on their home while holding a death certificate saying her wife of nearly two decades is single. Along with six other same-sex couples, they have sued the state of Nebraska to have their relationships recognized. They represent thousands of same-sex couples who could benefit from the ACLU's work as well as many more Nebraskans who choose to leave our state rather than live where their family won't be recognized.

Join the over 5,000 members and supporters of the ACLU's work in Nebraska and help us protect fundamental freedoms and Nebraska's motto of "equality before the law."