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Free Speech and the Right to Protest (Know your rights, January 2011)

Free Speech and the Right to Protest (Know your rights, January 2011)

What to do if You're Stopped by the Police (Bust Card, March 1997)

What to do if You’re Stopped by the Police (Bust Card, March 1997)

Qué Debe Hacer Si La Policía, Agentes De Inmigración O El Fbi Lo Detienen (Bust Card, June 2010)

Qué Debe Hacer Si La Policía, Agentes De Inmigración O El Fbi Lo Detienen (Bust Card, June 2010)

Bill Book 2009: 81st Legislative Session (Guide, February 2009)

Bill Book 2009: 81st Legislative Session (Guide, February 2009)

Bill Book 2011: 82nd Legislative Session (Guide, February 2011)

Bill Book 2011: 82nd Legislative Session (Guide, February 2011)

Bill Book 2013: 83rd Legislative Session (Guide, February 2013)

Bill Book 2013: 83rd Legislative Session (Guide, February 2013)

Implementation of Laws Regarding Treatment of Pregnant Women in Texas County Jails (Report, August 2011)

Implementation of Laws Regarding Treatment of Pregnant Women in Texas County Jails (Report, August 2011)

Women's Rights

Women’s Rights Under Attack (Campaign overview, January 2014)

NSA and the Right to be Left Alone (Campaign overview, September 2013)

NSA and the Right to be Left Alone (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Annual Report 2012-2013 (Financial report, August 2013)

Annual Report 2012-2013 (Financial report, August 2013)

ACLU of Texas Overview (Brochure,  October 2013)

ACLU of Texas Overview (Brochure, October 2013)

Voting Rights (Campaign overview, November 2013)

Voting Rights (Campaign overview, November 2013)

Join us. For a Texas you can Believe in. (Membership Card, September 2013)

Join us. For a Texas you can Believe in. (Membership Card, September 2013)

 Banned Books Reports (Report, August 2013)

Banned Books Reports (Report, August 2013)

Citizen's Guide to Lobbying Decision Makers

Citizen’s Guide to Lobbying Decision Makers (Guide, February 2014)

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Fighting Racial Discrimination (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Fighting Racial Discrimination (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests (Report, June 2013)

Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests (Report, June 2013)

Texas Police Have a Drug Problem and Black Texans are Paying for it (Fact sheet, June 2013)

Texas Police Have a Drug Problem and Black Texans are Paying for it (Fact sheet, June 2013)

Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration (Report, November 2011)

Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration (Report, November 2011)

Smart Reform is Possible: States Reducing Incarceration Rates and Costs While Protecting Communities (Report, August 2011)

Smart Reform is Possible: States Reducing Incarceration Rates and Costs While Protecting Communities (Report, August 2011)

Regulating Death in the Lone Star State: Texas Law Protects Lizards from Needless Suffering, but not Human Beings (Report, March 2011)

Regulating Death in the Lone Star State: Texas Law Protects Lizards from Needless Suffering, but not Human Beings (Report, March 2011)

Over-incarceration (Campaign overview, November 2013)

Over-incarceration (Campaign overview, November 2013)

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Exposing Abuses at the Border (Campaign overview, January 2014)

Exposing Abuses at the Border (Campaign overview, January 2014)

Operation Border Star: Wasted Millions and Missed Opportunities (Report, March 2009)

Operation Border Star: Wasted Millions and Missed Opportunities (Report, March 2009)

Missing the Mark (Report, December 2009)

Missing the Mark (Report, December 2009)

Know Your Rights at the U.S.- Mexico Border (Guide, July 2014)

Know Your Rights at the U.S.- Mexico Border (Guide, July 2014)

Know Your Rights at the Border (Wallet Card, July 2014)

Know Your Rights at the Border (Wallet Card, July 2014)

Conocer tus Derechos en la Frontera (Wallet Card, July 2014)

Conocer tus Derechos en la Frontera (Wallet Card, July 2014)

Border Rights Spanish

Luchando Contra Los Abusos En La Frontera De Texas-México (Campaign overview, January 2014)

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Warehoused and Forgotten: Immigrants Trapped in Our Shadow Private Prison System (Report, June 2014)

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Promoting LGBT Equality (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Promoting LGBT Equality (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Luchando por la Igualdad LGBT (Campaign overview, September 2014)

Luchando por la Igualdad LGBT (Campaign overview, September 2014)

Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance Protects You (Wallet card, June 2014)

Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance Protects You (Wallet card, June 2014)

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Youth Rights Manual-English/Spanish (Know Your Rights, July 2012)

Youth Rights Manual-English/Spanish (Know Your Rights, July 2012)

Defending Youth in Schools (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Defending Youth in Schools (Campaign overview, September 2013)

Defensa de los Jóvenes en las Escueles (Campaign overview, September 2014)

Defensa de los Jóvenes en las Escueles (Campaign overview, September 2014)

Educate Don't Incarcerate: Stop the School to Prison Pipeline in Texas (Guide, September 2013)

Educate Don’t Incarcerate: Stop the School to Prison Pipeline in Texas (Guide, September 2013)

Starting a GSA: Helpful Information for High School Students (Guide, November 2011)

Starting a GSA: Helpful Information for High School Students (Guide, November 2011)

Know Your Rights: Student Expression and the Day of Silence (Guide, January 2012)

Know Your Rights: Student Expression and the Day of Silence (Guide, January 2012)

Use of Force in Texas Public Schools: The Case for Transparency, Accountability and Decriminalization (Report, March 2011)

Use of Force in Texas Public Schools: The Case for Transparency, Accountability and Decriminalization (Report, March 2011)

Pepper Spray

Pepper Spray is a Dangerous & Ineffective Security Measure in Juvenile Justice Facilities (Fact Sheet, November 2013)

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Stand up for Children: A Parent’s Guide to School Board Advocacy (Guide, August 2012)

Stand up for Children: A Parent’s Guide to School Board Advocacy (Guide, August 2012)

Stand up for Children: A Parent’s Guide to State Board of Education Advocacy (Guide, August 2012)

Stand up for Children: A Parent’s Guide to State Board of Education Advocacy (Guide, August 2012)

Students' Religious Rights at School (Know Your Rights, April 2011)

Students’ Religious Rights at School (Know Your Rights, April 2011)

How to Report Harassment in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

How to Report Harassment in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

How to File a Grievance in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

How to File a Grievance in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

Religious Dress in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

Religious Dress in Public School (Know Your Rights, June 2012)

At the Mercy of the Majority: Attacks on Religious Freedom in Texas Public Schools in the Decade after Santa Fe v. Doe (Report, September 2012)

At the Mercy of the Majority: Attacks on Religious Freedom in Texas Public Schools in the Decade after Santa Fe v. Doe (Report, September 2012)

The Texas State Board of Education: A Case of Abuse of Power (Report, May 2010)

The Texas State Board of Education: A Case of Abuse of Power (Report, May 2010)

Distribution of Gideons Bibles in Texas Public Schools: Impact on Students' Religious Liberty (Investigative Report, October 2009)

Distribution of Gideons Bibles in Texas Public Schools: Impact on Students’ Religious Liberty (Investigative Report, October 2009)

The Bible in Texas Public Schools (Know Your Rights, November 2009)

The Bible in Texas Public Schools (Know Your Rights, November 2009)

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