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ACLU of Northern California Chapters

Change happens through the power of people coming together to tackle important issues in our communities. Join our chapter program to get involved with local organizing efforts across Northern California!

Chapters are the grassroots team of the ACLU, and are central to our ability to build a movement for justice, equality and freedom. Chapter leaders host events to build community and educate the public, cultivate partnerships with local leaders and organizations, and work with ACLU organizers to move forward ACLU campaign goals and civil liberties priorities.

Chapter leaders get to be part of a larger community fighting for change, and have special training opportunities to develop organizing skills.

We’re actively looking for new leaders to join our chapter program to grow our movement! If you’re interested in learning more, please register to join an upcoming virtual information session.

Find out more about the efforts of your local chapter below. If you’re in an area that isn’t represented below, check out our volunteer page to learn more about other action opportunities!

Alameda County Paul Robeson Chapter:
Alameda, Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Oakland, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, & Union City

Berkeley North East Bay Chapter:
Albany, Berkeley, Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo and San Pablo

Chico Chapter: Chico and North Valley

Fresno County Chapter: Fresno County

Kings County Chapter: Kings County

Marin County Chapter: Marin County

Mid-Peninsula Chapter: Mid Peninsula

Monterey County Chapter: Monterey County

North Peninsula Chapter: Daly City to San Carlos

Sacramento Area: Sacramento County

San Francisco Chapter: San Francisco County

Santa Clara Valley Chapter: Mid & Southern Santa Clara County

Santa Cruz County Chapter: Santa Cruz County

Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Chapter: Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties

Stanislaus County Chapter: Stanislaus County

Sonoma County Chapter: Sonoma County

Tulare County Chapter: Tulare County

Yolo County Chapter: Yolo County