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Make a one-time tax-deductible gift or a monthly tax-deductible gift to the ACLU of Indiana Foundation to support our education programs and impact litigation.

Join the ACLU or renew your membership. Your membership dues support our legislative advocacy and lobbying work.

There are many other ways to give. You may designate your support for the ACLU (non tax-deductible) or the ACLU Foundation (tax-deductible):

  • Honor a friend's birthday, wedding, or graduation with a special gift.
  • Celebrate the life of a loved one with a memorial gift.
  • Don't wish to give cash? Make a gift of stock.
  • Leave a legacy. Make a planned gift to keep the ACLU strong after your lifetime.

To make a special gift like the ones listed above or for assistance, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Philanthropy, at (317) 759-6421.

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Please send to:
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Indianapolis, IN 46202

 


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 Larry Reuben Constitutional Law Forum Fall 2017 Meeting

Please save the date for the second annual "Inside Baseball" discussion with Ken Falk. This event of the Larry Reuben Constitutional Law Forum features a conversation between Ken and community thought leaders on topics of law and public policy. Last year, Ken and Judge John Tinder analyzed nationwide civil liberty trends. This year, Ken and former Mayor Bart Peterson will discuss the timely topic of limits of executive power in our Constitutional democracy.

Please save the date:

What: Use and Abuse of Executive Power, a discussion between Ken Falk and former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson.
When: Tuesday, September 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to current forum members; $250 for admittance to this event. (See ACLU website for more information)
Where: Bluebeard 653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203

We will be seeking CLE accreditation for this event.

We will send a full invitation in a few weeks, with more information on the event. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Constitutional Law Forum or the work of the ACLU of Indiana, please contact Jane Henegar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Larry Reuben Constitutional Law Forum

For more than 60 years, the ACLU of Indiana's work in advancing civil liberties has helped define our concepts of freedom and liberty. Whether defending 4th Amendment protections in front of the U.S. Supreme Court or filling class actions on behalf of mentally ill prisoners, our legal team's work has been devoted to upholding the rights and protections of all individuals guaranteed by our state and federal Constitutions. The Larry Reuben Constitutional Law Forum is an opportunity for lawyers to gain an insider knowledge of the headline generating work of the ACLU of Indiana's legal team, participate in the broader discussion of contemporary civil liberty issues, and support the targeted and strategic legal work of the ACLU of Indiana. The forum will fulfill its mission by offering:

· Invitation and admission to two annual events with Ken Falk to discuss current cases and civil liberties trends, such as the recently upcoming CLF event Use and Abuse of Executive Power. These discussions will potentially have CLE certification.

· Advance notice of hearings for major ACLU of Indiana cases.

· Insider briefings on nationwide cases from our national legal staff.

· ACLU of Indiana staff-led state legislative briefings.

· Invitations to "Beer and Civil Liberties" networking forums for younger lawyers with the ACLU staff.


Join the Larry Reuben Constitutional Law Forum

Join/renew your membership with a one-time gift

Join/renew your membership with a recurring monthly gift

In an effort to ensure that lawyers throughout the field can join and benefit from the CLF, we offer tiered membership contributions: 

  • Constitutional Law Forum Platinum Member: $1,000 annual contribution or pledge
  • Constitutional Law Forum Gold Member: $500 annual contribution or pledge
  • Public Interest and Young Members (5 or fewer years of practice): $250 annual contribution or pledge
  • Student Members: $50 annual contribution or pledge
  • Lifetime Member: $5,000 gift or pledge

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Philanthropy, 317-759-6421

For more than 60 years locally, and nearly 100 years nationally, the ACLU of Indiana has been at the center of protecting the constitutional rights of all people. In addition to our legal work, we strive to educate the public and promote awareness about the Constitution's role in our society. Our sponsors' investment in our work ensures that we will continue to guard against government encroachment on individual freedom—now and into the future.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all individuals and organizations who make civil liberties a priority.

Supreme Court– Sponsorship of $20,000 or greater

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Appellate Court – Sponsorship of $10,000 - $19,999

  

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Magistrate – Sponsor of $2,500 to $9,999

 

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If you would like to learn more about our sponsorship program and its benefits, please contact Neil Hudelson at 317-635-4059 ext. 108, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To apply to be a sponsor of the ACLU of Indiana, please download our sponsorship form here.

Planning Your ACLU of Indiana House Party

Sign up to host a house party

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. When you sign up to host a house party, we will provide you with the following: template invitation, sign-in sheet, and background material on the issue for discussion. Below is some handy information to make your house party a success.

Set the important details:

  • Your Goal – Are you trying to bring attention to an issue, raise money to protect civil rights, celebrate a victory or all of the above? It will be important to message your goal when you invite your guests.
  • Location – Is your home the right size and configuration for the party you envision, or should you ask a friend to host? Many restaurants, bars and coffee shops also have back rooms available for free or for a small fee.
  • Date & Time – Be sure to check to see if there are competing events among your friends or in your neighborhood.
  • Contact Information – Always include contact information in any invitation or promotion.
  • Suggested Donation – Consider including a suggested donation in your invitation, so that your house party has an immediate impact on civil liberties. The ACLU of Indiana can provide you with collection envelopes, and we strongly suggest you have a computer available for people who wish to make a donation online.

Promote your party

Getting people to your event is just as important as planning the program. Social media is effective for announcing your event to a wide audience, but it's not always the best way to get an accurate head count of who will actually attend. When hosting a small event for a group of friends and neighbors, we strongly recommend you consider sending personal e-mails and making follow-up phone calls. Mailed invitations also work well. However you decide to make your invitation, be sure to include the "important details" listed above.

What's your program?

Your program will depend on your goal, but below are some common best practices for any house party. Depending on your party's time and location, the ACLU of Indiana may be able to send a representative to speak. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if a speaker is available.

  • Have on hand a few pre-planned topics or questions. – You can use a question or idea as a way to start a discussion, or to refocus a discussion. If you need any ideas regarding what questions or topics to discuss, please contact us and we will help.
  • Call on people. – Give each person a chance to speak and graciously limit the length of their comments.
  • Stick to a time limit. – If you hit your time limit and the group is still talking, ask for one last question. There may be people at your house party who want to leave on time, but do not want to appear rude by leaving when the party is still ongoing. If people wish to continue the discussion, they can do so after other people have the chance to leave.
  • Have educational materials available. – The ACLU and ACLU of Indiana have an abundance of materials online available for download. We may also be able to supply you with educational materials and help you think of other appropriate learning tools, like relevant short videos or books.

Follow up — it's important!

  • Thank guests for attending. – Send out thank you cards or make a phone call to thank your attendees for taking the time to defend civil liberties. Please send the sign-in sheet to the ACLU of Indiana as well, so we can extend our thanks to your attendees.
  • Provide answers to questions left unanswered. – If your guests have questions you are unable to answer during your house party, be sure to follow up with them. If their questions are too complex to answer, or you feel uncomfortable doing so, feel free to contact us and we will assist you.
  • Remind attendees to get involved with the ACLU of Indiana. – Let attendees know that it is important to follow up on the issues that were discussed at the party. The best way to do that is to sign up to be volunteer advocate and/or sign up to receive ACLU emails that include action and event alerts.

 

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