Join the Next Generation Society of the ACLU - Student Memberships

The Next Generation Society of the ACLU is a diverse group of activists, professionals, artists, leaders, and engaged citizens committed to supporting the essential work of the ACLU and safeguarding civil liberties for future generations. ACLU Next Generation members are committed to playing an active role in the key issues that will shape our future.

The Next Generation Society and its Members help support the ACLU’s essential work in Illinois and throughout the nation, including efforts to reimagine policing in America, end mass incarceration, reform the criminal legal system, defend reproductive freedom, promote LGBTQ rights, protect privacy in the digital age, and more. Thanks to the commitment of its members, the Next Generation Society of the ACLU fully funds a staff attorney position each year - the Next Generation Society Staff Attorney.

Members of the Society get exclusive access to Society and ACLU events, receive in-depth ACLU updates, and have other opportunities to partner on our nationwide work to protect and advance the rights of all people.

The Next Generation Society offers free memberships to graduate school students.

If you are in high school or undergraduate school and are interested in getting more involved with the ACLU, please reach out to Julie Allpow at If you’re not a student and you're interested in joining the Next Generation Society, click here for more information including about sponsored memberships. 

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