The ACLU of Texas works in partnership with communities to fight racism in the criminal legal system and to reduce the number of people in prisons and jails. We work in the courts and advocate for change in local and state government.
Our fight to create a more perfect union and a better Texas through the protection of civil rights and civil liberties began in the Lone Star State in 1938. Today our five core issue areas are Smart Justice, Immigrants' Rights, LGBTQ Equality, Reproductive Freedom, and Voting Rights. Beyond those key areas of focus, the ACLU of Texas has identified additional issues essential to guarding the civil rights and civil liberties of Texans in the modern age.