ACLU founder Roger Baldwin said, “So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy.” We have been fortunate this year to stand with many people willing to fight for their rights, and to stand up for the principles of liberty, justice, and equality on which our democracy is built.

It is far easier to celebrate civil liberties than to defend them.
- Hector O. Villagra Executive Director ACLU of Southern Califormia

As we reflect on our work this year, we remember that it is far easier to celebrate civil liberties than to defend them, so we pay tribute to Tarek, Duncan, Sandra, Franky, Zoey, and all those who have stepped forward to help convert our civil liberties aspirations into reality. 

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