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The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas

The ACLU of Texas is proud to be the eighth largest ACLU affiliate in the United States. Sustained by a dedicated board of directors, a small staff and dozens of dedicated volunteers, the ACLU of Texas and its predecessor, the Texas Civil Liberties Union, have been at the forefront of the struggle for civil rights in Texas since 1938.

The ACLU of Texas advocates

  • personal privacy
  • freedom from unreasonable searches
  • religious liberty
  • humane treatment of prisoners
  • reproductive rights
  • freedom from unconstitutional discrimination

In the past five years, the number of ACLU members in Texas has more than doubled, our staff has grown from 3 to more than a dozen, and our annual budgets quadrupled. Today the ACLU of Texas and the ACLU Foundation of Texas do more than ever before to protect civil rights and civil liberties in the courtrooms of Texas, at the Texas Legislature, and in large and small communities throughout the Lone Star State.

What is the difference between the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and the ACLU Foundation of Texas?

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