There are many ways you can help the ACLU of Indiana defend the constitutional rights afforded you as Americans and as Hoosiers. We never charge to defend civil liberties, so it is your generosity that makes the good work of the ACLU of Indiana possible.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is dedicated to defending individual rights and enhancing and preserving liberties that are grounded in the United States and Indiana Constitutions and civil rights laws.
Every day, the ACLU is called upon to defend the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Our rights depend on our willingness to defend them. We receive around 800 requests for assistance each month and have approximately 40 cases on our docket at any one time. By donating to or joining the ACLU today, you'll be doing your part to protect our basic freedoms and defend the fundamental principles of our Constitution. Your gift today will support all of our work to protect justice, equality and freedom across the country.
Supporters of the ACLU can choose to make a contribution to the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU Foundation, or both. A contribution to either organization will be used to support, promote, and defend civil liberties.
The ACLU and ACLU Foundation support our extensive litigation, communications and public education programs. However, certain important activities carried out by the ACLU cannot be supported with tax-deductible gifts. This is primarily in the area of lobbying, because federal law limits the amount that a tax-exempt organization like the ACLU Foundation can spend on lobbying.
As a matter of necessity, the American Civil Liberties Union has engaged in an increasing amount of legislative work in the past several years. Therefore, we strongly encourage donors interested in supporting the broad range of the ACLU's work to consider making the largest possible non-deductible gift that they can afford to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Donors who wish to make a tax-deductible gift can do so by contributing to the ACLU Foundation. Many donors choose to make membership gifts in support of the American Civil Liberties Union as well as tax-deductible gifts to the ACLU Foundation.