American Civil Liberties Foundation of Pennsylvania (ACLU)

aka ACLU-PA   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  www.aclupa.org

Mission

The American Civil Liberties Foundation of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization dedicated to defending and expanding individual rights and personal freedoms throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. Through advocacy, public education and litigation, our staff and volunteers work to preserve and enhance liberties grounded in the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions and civil rights laws. Among those liberties are freedoms of speech, religion and association; the right to petition the government; separation of church and state; the right to privacy; reproductive freedom; due process of law; the rights of the accused; and the right to equal treatment under the law.

Ruling year info

1971

Principal Officer

Mr. Reginald T Shuford Esq.

Main address

P.O. Box 60173

Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA

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EIN

23-1742013

NTEE code info

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Legal Services (I80)

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Legal Services

SERVICES INCLUDE PROVIDING INFORMATION PERTAINING TO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIVE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND LEGAL PROJECTS.

Population(s) Served

Litigation and legal services provided free to those whose civil liberties have been violated, including freedom of speech, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive freedom, immigrants rights, racial justice, LGBT rights and voting rights.

Population(s) Served

The ACLU of PA Community Organizing Department educates the public on civil liberties, why we need to protect them, and our role in that process. We strive to enable people to exercise their rights more effectively and to move public opinion on our issues. We build leadership and mobilize our own membership to engage in grassroots campaigns for the defense of civil liberties. We strategize with and provide tools for our members, concerned individuals, organizations and communities to advocate for the preservation of constitutional rights and civil liberties. We use a variety of strategies and tools to move the ACLU's agenda forward, including: Events and trainings Coalition building Website (aclupa.org) and social media Email alerts Chapter relations Educational publications Speakers' bureau Mainstream media, including press releases, op-eds and letters to the editor

Population(s) Served

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.

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Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1971

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American Civil Liberties Foundation of Pennsylvania (ACLU)

Board of directors
as of 7/20/2015
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kim Watterson

Reed Smith LLP

Term: Dec 2011 - Dec 2013

Clyde Jones

Robert Meek

William Warren

Ronda Goldfein

Katherine Seelman

William DiMascio

Thomas Hollander

James Crawford

Peter Goldberger

Jeanine McCreary

Abigail Byman

Nathan Melamed

Robert Jennings

Kim Watterson

Karl Baker

Iftekhar Hussain

Tamara Johnson

Arthur Kaplan

Lauri Lebo

Roslyn Litman

Michael Louik

Tracey McCants Lewis

Carl Peridier

Cynthia Sneath

Steven Stough

Rubina Tareen

Louis Thomas

Arno Vosk