About Us

Since 1962, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) has been dedicated to preserving and advancing the civil rights and legal freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

We are an affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union and work with them on many important projects.  Our primary focus, however, is on the issues that affect residents of the state of New Mexico—LGBT equality, freedom of speech, reproductive freedom, immigrants’ rights, privacy concerns, police abuses, fair treatment of prisoners, and more.

The national ACLU has defended freedom for 90 years, and ACLU-NM for more than 50. We are the largest civil liberties organization in the state with over 6,000 members, working in the courts, the legislature and our communities to protect the rights of all people living in New Mexico.

The ACLU of New Mexico Foundation is responsible for our legal, education and communication efforts. The ACLU of New Mexico’s membership union is responsible for our lobbying and legislative work.

We invite you to learn more about who we are through the following pages:

Support for ACLU-NM comes from our members, generous individual donors, local businesses and private foundations.  To learn more about our top issues, recent successes, financial structures and how we manage our programs, please view our annual report in the publications section of our website. 

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