The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend civil rights and individual liberties for everyone in the Cornhusker state.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $50 pays for 1,000 "Know Your Rights" brochures for community members.
- $100 a month funds our "Know Your Rights" training sessions. ($1200)
- $75 a month provides informational sessions for DACA Youth on current immigration policy. ($900)
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Megan, a 16 year old ACLU of Nebraska client, shares her heartbreaking story of solitary confinement:
"My cell was about the size of a queen-sized bed. There was a small bed, a desk and a chair. There was no counselor to talk to about what I was going through. I was only able to talk to my mom every few days, sometimes for only three minutes. While I was at Geneva, I was in a constant state of depression. I had anxiety attacks and when I tried to get help for them, no one cared. While I was there, at least two girls attempted suicide and many others talked about it. I can honestly say that for the first time in my life, I thought about hurting myself too. Just like at Madison, I spent a lot of my time alone, confined to my cell, desperate for anything that reminded me of my old life. At different times while I was locked up in Madison and Geneva, I was not allowed talk with my lawyers and my family. Thankfully my family fought back to get me out and to help me share my story. "
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6080
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708A
134 S. 13th St. #1010
Lincoln, NE 68508