The authors of the Declaration of Independence outlined a bold vision for America: a nation in which all people would be free and equal. More than two hundred years later, it has yet to be achieved. 

Deep-seated systemic racism and inequities that disadvantage communities of color are still woven into the fabric of our New Hampshire institutions today— from education and housing to our criminal legal system. 

The ACLU of New Hampshire’s Racial Justice program strives to create a world where “we the people” truly means all us. This means dismantling systemic racism and working to repair centuries of harm inflicted on communities of color. We aim to mend the current and historic harms wrought by race-based segregation, discrimination, and deprivation of economic and other opportunities. 

In coalition with other civil rights groups and local advocates, we lobby in local and state legislatures and support grassroots movements. Through these efforts, we strive to educate and empower the public on a variety of issues, including race as it relates to criminal justice, economic justice, inequality in education; affirmative action; and Indigenous rights.

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