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ACLU: Just the facts

The ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union, has been the focus of several interesting opinions lately, many which say more about the writer than the ACLU.

The simple facts are these:

The ACLU’s job is to conserve America’s original civic values – the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.



The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees:

• Your First Amendment rights-freedom of speech, association and assembly. Freedom of the press, and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state.




• Your right to equal protection under the law – equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin.

• Your right to due process – fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.

• Your right to privacy – freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.

The ACLU was founded in 1920, is nonprofit, nonpartisan and has more than 400,000 members and supporters.

Thanks for listening.

Rick Street

Nevada City


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