50 Years of Service in Hawai‘i Nei


The ACLU of Hawai‘i turns 50 this year — wow! Our mission to protect fundamental rights for all people would not be possible without extraordinary support from the local community.  As a private non-profit, your ACLU delivers legal, legislative and public education services everyday at no cost to the public. We do not accept government funding. We owe our fierce independence and tireless advocacy to the courage, generosity, and talent of many individuals — volunteers, activists, donors, members, clients, attorneys, organizational allies, staff and Board leaders. We will be spotlighting these special pioneers throughout the year and will be offering opportunities to know more about your rights that promise to be thought-provoking if not downright exciting.

Join us as we reflect on an incredible journey to this moment and re-dedicate ourselves to secure a future that continues to honor island values and protect the Bill of Rights for all people.

Barbara A. Ankersmit, Board President
L. Richard Fried, Jr., General Campaign Chair
Vanessa Y. Chong, Executive Director