Working to Protect Civil Liberties in Santa Cruz County and Beyond for Over Half a Century

Welcome to the home of the Santa Cruz Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). We are a chapter of ACLU Northern California, which is the largest of the 53 affiliates nationwide of the ACLU.

The American Civil Liberties Union is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, civil liberties organization founded in 1920 “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” To learn more about the history and mission of the ACLU visit: American Civil Liberties Union: Guardians of Freedom.

There are 16 other Northern California chapters, as well as 7 campus clubs. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, usually at the Louden Nelson Center, at 7:00 pm. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, or suggestions for what you’d like to see on the website; what can we do to make this website useful to you?

For up to the minute civil liberties news visit our Facebook page. If you would like to become more involved, consider joining the ACLU,  signing up for our chapter mailing list, or check out events page to find information on local ACLU events and actions.