Lane County Chapter

Who We Are

The Lane County chapter of the ACLU of Oregon seeks to protect and promote civil liberties in Lane County. We work locally to further the mission of the ACLU of Oregon. The ACLU believes that the freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. Within this broad framework, we focus on the specific strategic priorities of the ACLU of Oregon: immigrant rights, police practices and digital privacy. We study emerging civil liberties issues; host events in Lane County in order to increase awareness of civil liberties issues; we monitor the activities of local government agencies; and we protest local civil liberties violations and celebrate advances in human rights.

Join our Meetup group to be notified of chapter events happening in the Lane County area. For a listing of all ACLU events in Oregon, check out the Upcoming Events page.

The Lane County Board of Directors meets on the first Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at our office, 1631 Oak St, Eugene. Lane County members are welcome to attend.

Legal Requests: Our chapter does not handle request for legal help. If you believe your rights have been violated, please call the ACLU of Oregon Legal Request Line 888-527-ACLU (2258) or fill out the online legal request form on this website. 


Join us for the Eugene/Sprinfield Pride celebration!
Sign up to volunteer with us at the festival. No experience is necessary. Volunteer spots are available between 11:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. It’s a fun way to celebrate and get involved!



Since we began hosting these dialogues, we have covered a wide range of important issues. Civil Conversations have explored pornography, the Miranda Warning in terrorism cases, high tech surveillance, reproductive rights, the 2nd Amendment, housing as a human right, the Patriot Act’s consequences, the separation between church and state, and the use of civil exclusion by police.

We have been honored to have diverse, knowledgeable, and experienced facilitators too, including civil rights attorneys, law professors, activists, elected officials, the ACLU of Oregon Executive Director, and more. Above all, we appreciate the unique perspectives of community members who attend. We hope you’ll join us for future civil conversations!

August 14, 2014 - Civil Conversation: Eugene Police Department's Policy on Biased Conduct

February 13, 2014 - Civil Conversation: Marijuana Law Reform

December 12, 2013 - Civil Conversation: Human Rights and Mental Health Care - Managing the Intersection

October 9, 2013 - A Civil Conversation: Freedom of Assembly in Public Places

September 17, 2013 - A Civil Conversation: Censorship