Submit a Complaint
The ACLU of New Hampshire is a private, non-profit, membership organization. Our mission is to preserve and extend constitutional rights through participation in legislation, litigation and community education. We usually become involved in cases (either by representing a party or submitting a “friend of the court” brief) only when we believe that we can advance civil liberties through a change in law or policy. And, since the Constitution is designed to protect people from abuse of power by the government, the ACLU of New Hampshire primarily challenges the government rather than private organizations or individuals.
The basic questions we consider in evaluating a case are the following: (i) Does the case raise a fundamental civil liberties issue?; (ii) Does the issue raised in the case affect a substantial number of people?; (iii) Is the government involved in the violation of civil liberties?; and (iv) Do we have the necessary resources to effectively pursue this case?
If possible, we encourage you to visit our state and national websites (www.aclu-nh.org and www.aclu.org) for more information about the scope of our work.
The ACLU of New Hampshire receives a very high volume of requests. As such, it is sometimes difficult to respond to all of them in a timely way. Our goal is to respond as soon as possible. Please be aware that we are able to accept only a small percentage of cases we receive through our complaint submission process.
The complaint form below reflects the type of information that is necessary for us to review your complaint. Please be as detailed as possible. Unless and until the ACLU of New Hampshire agrees to take your case, you are solely responsible for any and all statutes of limitation or other deadlines which might apply to your specific situation. If you have concerns about statutes of limitation or if you feel your case demands immediate attention, you may wish to seek advice