About Us


Our chapter has served the North Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979.  We are one of many chapters of the ACLU of Northern California affiliate. The ACLU of Northern California is one of 54 affiliates that form the national ACLU organization.

Local Issues

The ACLU – North Peninsula Chapter focuses on civil liberties issues in our local community.  In 2016, we focused on criminal justice issues in San Mateo County, particularly criminal defense for indigent defendants.

State and National Issues

Beyond San Mateo County, the ACLU is working to protect civil liberties on a number of issues.  For more information, please select one of the links below: