ACLU of Wisconsin

The ACLU of Wisconsin—a private, nonpartisan organization with more than 24,000 supporters across the state—is an affiliate of the national ACLU. For decades, we have worked daily in courts, in the legislature, and in communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin.

Our affiliate has critical legal challenges underway against Wisconsin’s voter ID law; against Milwaukee police practices that lead to tens of thousands of stops and searches each year without reasonable suspicion; and against the State of Wisconsin for issues such as the cruel treatment of children in state detention facilities, as well as the denial of necessary health coverage to transgender state employees. Our organizers conduct community engagement work that includes “Know Your Rights” training and providing legal observers for demonstrations and protests. Learn more about the history of the ACLU of Wisconsin, the range of issues we cover, and the national ACLU’s work and history at