In The Courts: The ACLU of Pennsylvania undertakes litigation when doing so is the most effective way to advance a civil liberties concern. We file lawsuits that will have an impact on people’s rights by setting a legal precedent or affecting the policies and actions of public officials. We both provide direct legal representation to people and file amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs addressing civil liberties issues in cases initiated by others. All of the ACLU-PA’s legal work is on a pro bono basis; we never charge for our legal services.
In The Legislature: The ACLU of Pennsylvania works year-round in Harrisburg to support legislation that expands or protects our civil liberties and fights against bills that infringe on our freedoms. One of the few nonprofits with a full-time lobbyist, the ACLU of Pennsylvania tracks hundreds of bills each session.
Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project: As part of the Foundation of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Duvall Project views reproductive freedom as a core civil liberty and a foundation of the right to privacy. The Duvall Project defends and advances reproductive rights and liberties in Pennsylvania through research, education, advocacy, and litigation to ensure access to safe and legal reproductive health services for all.