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About Us

We are the chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union serving  the middle region of the San Francisco peninsula.  We provide support for the cities from Mountain View to Redwood City. 

We are an all-volunteer group.  Your ACLU dues and donations support the salaries and expenses at the regional and national offices.  You can use these links to go to their web sites:

                ACLU National Organization    
                ACLU of Northern California  

Our mission is to supplement the activities of the regional offices by providing a local presence in the mid-peninsula cities.

Complaint and Information Phone Number

The ACLU of Northern California staffs a telephone line to handle civil rights violations.   For information on what types of cases the ACLU handles and the telephone number, you can click here:  

 ACLU Legal Department                                     


Monthly Board Meetings

Our board usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. You are welcome to come, even if you aren't currently an ACLU member. Our usual meeting place is the Friends Meeting House on Colorado Ave in Palo Alto.  See the EVENTS page for directions. Because of the holidays, there will be no board meeting in December.

Death Penalty

For video of the California State Hearing on Lethal Injection, click the link below:

Death Penalty Page

False Convictions

For video on false convictions, click the link below:

False Convictions Page

Our Local Area

Redwood City 
Atherton
Menlo Park
Woodside
Portola Valley
Menlo Park
East Palo Alto
Palo Alto
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Mountain View

About 500,000 people live here.  About 3600 are ACLU members.