The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courtrooms, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarentees everyone in this country. 

Public Defense

Idaho has had over half a century to comply with the Constitution’s guarantees of real justice in criminal court. It has had more than half a century since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright to ensure that...

Racial Justice

Though generations of civil rights activism have led to gains in legal, political, social, educational and other spheres, the forced removal of indigenous peoples and the institution of slavery were the beginnings of a system of racial injustice from which our country has yet to break free.

Reproductive Freedom

Reproductive freedom is an essential component in the fight for gender equity. The ACLU of Idaho is committed to ensuring all people have access to reproductive healthcare regardless of race, income, gender identity, or zip code.

Speech, Press and Privacy

Freedom of speech, the press, association, assembly, and petition: These guarantees, protected by the First Amendment, comprises what we refer to as freedom of expression. It is the foundation of a vibrant democracy, and without it, other fundamental rights, like the right to vote, would perish.

Voting Rights

Following the 2016 election, the fight for voting rights remains as critical as ever. Politicians across the country continue to engage in voter suppression, efforts that include additional obstacles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements.

Women's Rights

A look back at history shows that women have made great strides in the fight for equality, including women’s suffrage and inroads in equal opportunity in the workplace and education.