The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has formed a student chapter at the law school and is now accepting members. The mission of the ACLU is to assure that the Bill of Rights are preserved for each new generation. Such rights include: First Amendment rights, equal protection of the law, due process of law, and the right to privacy. Although some segments of the population have traditionally been denied those rights, the ACLU works to extend protection to racial minorities, homosexuals, mental patients, prisoners, soldiers, children in the custody of the state, disabled individuals and Native Americans. The ACLU has more than a dozen national projects devoted to specific civil liberties issues: AIDS, arts censorship, capital punishment, children’s rights, education reform, lesbian and gay rights, immigrants rights, national security, privacy and technology, prisoners’ rights, women’s rights and workplace rights. The only requirement for membership in the student chapter of the ACLU is membership in the national organization.
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