The ACLU works to preserve: * Your First Amendment rights – freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. * Your right to equal protection under the law – equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin. * Your right to due process – fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake. * Your right to privacy – freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs. We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor. If the rights of society’s most vulnerable members are denied, everybody’s rights are imperiled.