What does the American Civil Liberties Union do?
The American Civil Liberties Union is broken down two separate non-profit organizations: The ACLU foundation which focuses on litigation and communication efforts, and the American Civil Liberties Union which focuses on legislative lobbying. Its primary mission is to defend and preserve the Bill of Rights, the amendments to the U.S Constitution that guarantee individual civil right to each of the country's citizens.
No, the American Civil Liberties Union is opposed to capital punishment in all cases. The ACLU believes that the capital punishment system is discriminatory and violates the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution which bans cruel and unusual punishment. For more information about the ACLU's stance on capital punishment, visit the related link below.