The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees:
We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, women, mental-health patients, prisoners, people with disabilities, and the poor.
If the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everybody's rights are imperiled.
A key feature of the law school chapter of the ACLU is our close relationship with the ACLU-NM. Membership provides an opportunity for law students to connect with practicing civil rights attorneys in the state of New Mexico.
We welcome ideas from new members on how to expand and improve our role both at the law school and beyond.