Access To Justice

The ACLU of South Carolina works to ensure courts are places of redress, redemption, and justice for all. 

Housing Justice

All renters should have representation to navigate the complex eviction process.

Juvenile Justice Reform

The ACLU of South Carolina works to reduce youth incarceration and redirect resources to community-based alternatives to jail and prison. 

LGBTQ Rights

The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

Reproductive Freedom

The ACLU works to ensure that every person can make the best decision for themselves and their family about whether and when to have a child without undue political interference.

Students' Rights

The ACLU works to protect students' right to read and learn free from viewpoint-based or partisan censorship.

Voting Rights

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The ACLU works to protect and expand Americansʼ freedom to vote.

Criminal Justice & Incarceration

The rights guaranteed to the accused, defendants, offenders and prisoners are fundamental political rights that protect all Americans from governmental abuse of power.


"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Free Speech

"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Immigrants' Rights

Upholding the rights of immigrants is important to us all. The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every "person" and are not limited to citizens.

Police Practices

All police agencies -- from the state patrol to city police forces -- need to respect the rights of individuals while enforcing the law.

Privacy and Technology

As technology provides new ways to gather information, surveillance options become more sophisticated and data bases proliferate, the need for privacy protections becomes more urgent.