In 1962 a group of dedicated civil libertarians came together to form the ACLU of New Mexico to defend and extend our most basic freedoms. Much has changed since then, and the ACLU has been such an important part of our state’s progress.
In honor of their fiftieth year defending freedom in New Mexico, the ACLU has produced the above short film, “Fifty Years Defending Freedom”. In this 17 minute film, you will hear from some of the key people from the organization’s past and present speak about the values that drive the important work of the organization and the historic civil liberties victories they have won over the past half century.
Check-out some ACLU NM News here, including:
- ACLU Sues Border Patrol for Retaliating against Agent for Political Beliefs
- Marriage Is About Love, Commitment and Family—Not Discrimination
- VIDEO: Voter Suppression in Albuquerque
- “I won’t fill your birth control prescription.”
- Real ID is Dead. New Mexico IDs Will Continue to be Valid.
With the help of local supporters, the ACLU has grown from a tiny, all-volunteer organization to the largest, hardest-hitting civil liberties organization in the state. Today, the government knows that if they violate people’s rights, the ACLU WILL hold them accountable to the law.