Montgomery County Chapter meeting photo from February 2017


Montgomery County Chapter of the ACLU of Maryland

The chapter meets regularly at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring 20910. See our event page for the latest info.


Our meetings are open, and all are welcome to participate.  We focus on civil rights and civil liberties issues on a local scale, including:


  • Religious liberty                             
  • Freedom of speech and expression
  • Nondiscriminatory policing
  • Racial justice
  • Educational opportunity and equality
  • Proposed curfews
  • Equal access to public facilities
  • Voting rights
  • Privacy and reproductive rights
  • Gender and orientation equality


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Events and News:


Past events:


Montgomery County Chapter 2016


MoCo Forum on Criminal Justice Reform, featuring David Trone, Marc Elrich, and Nkechi Taifa


Recent meetings have concentrated on

  • Protecting sanctuary cities and the rights of all  residents, regardless of status or background
  • Police use of technologies in Montgomery County, including warrantless phone tracking and deadly use of tasers.
  • Budding efforts to reform the discriminatory bail system used by the state.