American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
President: Kristen Tassone [email]
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a national nonprofit organization that works to preserve civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights through legal action, legislative advocacy, and community education. The ACLU–GW Law chapter seeks to promote awareness of issues of concern to the ACLU, including free speech, racial justice, religious freedom, reproductive rights, and equality for underrepresented populations. Members of the ACLU–GW Law work closely with the ACLU of the National Capital Area and have the opportunity to participate in the local chapter’s fund raising and grassroots efforts as well at its student leadership initiative. The ACLU–GW Law works collaboratively with other organizations to host on-campus events, such as movie screenings and presentations by prominent guest speakers.