Get Involved

With the help of dedicated volunteers and community activists, the ACLU of Pennsylvania works to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the individual rights and liberties that are guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States and Pennsylvania.

There are many ways that you can take action to defend civil liberties in Pennsylvania:

Join the ACLU or renew your membership

The mission of the ACLU is to assure that the Bill of Rights is preserved for each new generation. This year, more than 10,000 individuals will request assistance from the ACLU of Pennsylvania. One way you can help is to join the ACLU!

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Make a tax-deductible donation to the ACLU Foundation

Defending First Amendment freedoms, equality, privacy rights and fundamental fairness requires constant vigilance and support. Each year, individuals and institutions demonstrate their commitment to those shared constitutional values through steady gifts and grants to the ACLU Foundation.

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Join our email list

An informed membership is freedom's best defense. Sign up for ACLU emails to keep informed and know when to act.

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Get involved with your local chapter

Our local chapters are made up of groups of volunteers who meet regularly in their area to further the ACLU of Pennsylvania's mission through public events and other activities. If you would like to get involved with your local chapter, click on the appropriate chapter below.

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Volunteer or intern in one of our offices

Because the ACLU is a nonprofit organization with limited resources, we rely on volunteers to help in every aspect of our work. The ACLU of Pennsylvania is always looking for volunteers to help respond to complaints, to do routine office tasks, to take legal cases, to write for our newsletters, and to do graphic design, among other things.

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Write a letter to the editor

Letters to the editor can be a powerful way to educate the community on important issues, particularly when sent as part of a strategic campaign. In most newspapers, the "Letter to the Editor" column is second in readership only to the front page.

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Contact your elected representative

Your elected officials - from U.S. senators and representatives, to state legislators, to county and city supervisors, mayors, and council members - are all in office for one reason: to represent you. They need and want to hear from you.
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Current campaigns

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is working on a wide range of issues through several ongoing campaigns. Learn more about what we're doing and check out the ways in which you can get involved.
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Attend an event

Events sponsored by the ACLU of Pennsylvania or featuring ACLU of Pennsylvania speakers.