About ACLU of Maryland



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 42,000 in Maryland; nationwide there are more than 2 million members, activists and supporters; Dues $20.00/ year and up (dues not tax-deductible).


Tax-deductible Gifts: may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland (ACLUF-MD), the ACLU-MD's tax-deductible arm. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) involved in litigation and public education.


Jurisdiction: State of Maryland


Offices: Baltimore and Takoma Park


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