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BASIC INFORMATION

REGISTERING

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BASIC INFORMATION

  • What is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)?
    • For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation's guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. With more than 3 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone's rights.
  • Are donations tax-deductible?
    • No, gifts made to the ACLU through personal fundraising campaigns are not tax-deductible. All donations do advance our extensive litigation, communications and public education programs. They also enable us to advocate and lobby in legislatures at the federal and local level to advance civil liberties.
    • Where do the funds go?
      • All funds raised on Team ACLU will go directly to the ACLU in support of their work to protect civil liberties for all. Campaigns created for other purposes will be removed.

    REGISTERING

    FUNDRAISING

    • What are some tips for meeting my goal?
      • Get personal. This is your campaign, so let your friends and family know why protecting civil liberties is important to YOU by customizing your campaign page with your own story and images.
      • Get focused. You've set a goal, now set a deadline for yourself and be sure to check in on your progress along the way.
      • Get going. Start things off by making a donation to your campaign.
      • Get loud. The best way to meet your goal is to meet your friends and family where they are, so share away on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text message or good old fashioned email.
      • Most importantly, make sure to say thank you to everyone who donates to your campaign!
    • Is there a cost to get started?
      • No, there are no costs to register a personal fundraising campaign.