Get Involved

Help the ACLU of Illinois to defend the targets of intolerance. In fact, we need all the help we can get!

Here are 5 ways to get involved:

    1. Take Action

    This legislative session, we need your voice! Join our fight in Washington and in Springfield against those who would write intolerance into our laws.

    2. Become an ACLU Member

    Take your committment to the next level by making a minimum donation of $20 and becoming a card-carrying member of the ACLU. Members receive subscriptions to both the Illinois affiliate and the National ACLU newsletters, invitations to special events, advocacy opportunities, and of course – the membership card that states your support for protecting constitutional rights and civil liberties for all.

    3. Spread the word

    Make a committment to defend the targets of intolerance by proudly displaying this badge on your facebook profile. Get your friends involved by sharing blog posts and upcoming events with your social networks. Follow us on twitter and retweet us to help garner support for civil liberties issues. Help us build our army of superheros!

    4. Volunteer

    We are building and developing our force of trained, dedicated volunteers. Volunteers will help mobilize support on critical legislative issues and assist with our events, so stay tuned to our events calendar for upcoming volunteer opportunities in your area, and sign up to volunteer through our volunteer registry.

    5. Donate

    Why support the ACLU? For the past 90 years, no other organization has more consistently, more fiercely or more successfully defended civil liberties in the United States. The ACLU is efficient, as well as effective. 83% of revenue goes directly to program activities – from our litigation to ensure access to reproductive health resources for women are in tact, to our legislative action that fought to make civil unions for same-sex couples legal in Illinois. Your support of the ACLU of Illinois and the Roger Baldwin Foundation makes our work possible.