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Whether it’s stopping a law that would allow a corporation to build condos in your favorite park, taking a stand against police brutality, or fighting for cleaner air or fair wages in your community, you can make a difference.
If there’s one thing that the ACLU is known for, it’s free speech.
We believe in a society where ideas are openly disseminated, discussed, and debated. We believe in the right to access information, and the right to make up your own mind.
Texas puts to death more Americans than any other state.
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world and is the only industrialized western country (besides Japan) that still imposes the death penalty. Mass incarceration is often fueled by a for-profit prison industry that lobbies for more crimes and longer sentences, even if the result makes our state less safe.
Eighty percent of Texas inmates are high school dropouts. Fixing our schools will make all the difference in the world to some children.
It’s not too late to save our schools and give all students – including students of color and special education students – a shot at a decent education, and a future.
Ever wondered what your rights are, and if they have been violated? Check out the Youth Rights website, and learn how to stand up for yourself!
And don’t forget – with rights come responsibilities; from letting school officials know when you have been bullied, to respecting the fact that not all free speech rights are protected on school grounds.