The Greater Lafayette Chapter of the ACLU of Indiana, founded in 1955, represents Northwest Central Indiana. The ACLU of Indiana is the Indiana affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU of Indiana is a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to defending individual rights and preserving liberties that are grounded in the United States and Indiana Constitutions and civil rights laws.
We take on politicians and government officials who ignore the Constitution and put liberty at risk. We don’t answer to polls or to the whims of the electorate. We get out the facts, and when our freedoms are on the line, we mobilize grassroots support to protect our civil liberties.
We educate the next generation of civil libertarians, and the public. Our outreach programs help thousands of Hoosiers understand their constitutional rights and what they must do to protect them.
We challenge intolerance and bigotry wherever we find it. We work to root out any and all attempts to deny people the equal protection under the law that the Constitution guarantees.
From our newsletter:
Who, exactly, are the ACLU? - We are always surprised when people ask us, “What, exactly, is the ACLU?” For us, because we are so involved, the answer seems pretty obvious, but simply because of the question, we are led to examine our response. The ACLU is nearly 100 years old – that is undeniable. It was founded in 1920 by an amazing … Continue reading "Who, exactly, are the ACLU?" Know Your Rights as a Protester - The right to join with fellow citizens in protest or peaceful assembly is critical to a functioning democracy and at the core of the First Amendment. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials sometimes violate this right through means intended to thwart free public expression. The ACLU has scads of writing on the rights of protesters and what to do if … Continue reading "Know Your Rights as a Protester" 2016 in Review - GLACLU participated in three Black Lives Matter events since the spring newsletter. ACLU of Indiana’s First Wednesday forum in September was hosted at the West Lafayette Public Library. The First Wednesday forum ‘Black Lives Matter: Diving Deeper into a Movement’ was moderated by Dave Bangert of the Lafayette Journal & Courier with panelists Jane Henegar, executive director … Continue reading "2016 in Review"