ACRU monitors and counters threats to our constitutional rights and promotes election integrity, compliance with federal election laws, government transparency and constitutional government.
The American Constitutional Rights Union, formerly American Civil Rights Union, (ACRU) was established in 1999 to counter the anti-freedom agenda of the American Civil Liberties Union. We are dedicated to protecting the civil rights of all Americans by publicly advancing a constitutional understanding of our essential rights and freedoms. ACRU monitors and counters organizations that threaten our constitutional rights and promotes election integrity, compliance with federal election laws, government transparency and constitutional government.
Since 2000, ACRU has filed amicus briefs in critical civil rights cases. We defend the Constitution as written in print/broadcast media and across on the Internet. We are committed to ensuring that those who believe in traditional moral values remain free to hold, express, teach and practice those beliefs—not just in their homes, but also in their businesses and in the public square.
ACRU believes that election integrity is imperative to sustain our democratic system. We are the only private organization to successfully litigate in federal court to enforce Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act that requires clean, accurate voter registration rolls to prevent vote fraud.
ACRU stands against harmful, anti-constitutional ideologies that have taken hold in our nation’s courts, law schools and bureaucracies. While others promote entitlements and immoral license in the name of “liberties” and “identity” politics, ACRU defends the civil rights for all set forth at America’s founding.
As inheritors of this constitutional republic, we affirm that:
- All people are created equal, endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness;
- The government’s purpose is to secure our God-given rights, not to restrict them, nor to invent new rights;
- The judiciary’s purpose is to interpret the U.S. Constitution as written, not to make selective interpretations, nor to legislate;
- Honest elections, the free exercise of religion, the right of private organizations to associate freely, the right to free speech, the right to keep and bear arms and the right to own and exercise dominion over property are essential civil rights to be protected, not undermined, by our judiciary and federal executive branch agencies and departments.