The Louisiana American Civil Liberties Union is a non-profit, nonpartisan public interest organization. The main goal of the group is to be the freedom watchdog of Louisiana. The LACLU monitors the courts, legislature and executive branch in order to protect individual rights and freedoms at every level of government. The LACLU is dedicated to government transparency and accountability and often holds legislators accountable for their voting records.
- Open government: The LACLU believes that open government is a cornerstone of democracy that enables advocates, activists and the press to monitor government performance and expose corruption. Without transparency in government activities, the American people are vulnerable to deception and abuse by leaders.
- Privacy: The LACLU believes strongly in the privacy rights of American citizens that are guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. LACLU is opposed to genetic testing in the workplace, national ID cards, warrantless phone and internet monitoring and warrantless DNA testing.
The Louisiana American Civil Liberties Union is funded by donations from citizens. The LACLU is a 501(c)(3) corporation.