Voting Rights

The ACLU of Missouri works in the courts, legislature, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties under the Constitution, including your right to vote.

School To Prison Pipeline

Missouri’s school discipline is inequitable. For years, the disproportionate discipline of students of color and students with disabilities has prevented these students from achieving their educational potential.

Reproductive Rights and Access

(Abortion is prohibited in Missouri.  If you are in need of an abortion, please see the resources at the bottom of this page.) 

LGBTQ+ Rights

We work to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. 

Racial Justice

The authors of the Declaration of Independence outlined a bold vision for America: a nation in which all people would be free and equal. More than two hundred years later, we've yet to achieve it. 

Death Penalty

The death penalty in America is a broken process from start to finish. Death sentences are predicted not by the heinousness of the crime but by the poor quality of the defense lawyers, the race of the accused or the victim, and the county and state in which the crime occurred.

Privacy and Technology

From big cities to small towns, Missourians value their privacy.

Laws and government practices that violate your privacy rights can come from Congress, but they can also be violated  -- and protected -- by state and local government.

Freedom of Speech and Open Government

The First Amendment is the cornerstone of our free society. The ACLU of Missouri is dedicated to ensuring that all people are free to express themselves – politically, artistically, socially and through other forms of personal expression – without government interference.