To protect and expand fairness, equity and freedom through community engagement, building power, policy advocacy, and impact litigation.


A just and fair society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.

Core Value

As a nonpartisan organization committed to fulfilling the aspirations of the Bill of Rights, the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties believes in:

  • The innate equality and dignity of every human being
  • The principled, non-partisan defense of fundamental rights
  • Informed, engaged, and empowered communities
  • Authentic partnerships and collaborative relationships
  • “Equity” as an integral part of all we do.