Community Organizer, ACLU of Texas Joe Swanson joined the ACLU of Texas in 2014 to serve as a Community Organizer in the Dallas area. Prior to his work with the ACLU, Joe studied history, music, and Spanish at Wake Forest University. Outside of his studies, Joe was highly involved in policy and local community engagement through various roles in the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, the first student-run, student-driven national think tank. As a proud and native Texan, after graduating from Wake Forest with a bachelor of arts Joe returned home to the Dallas area to continue his grassroots activism and work to catalyze progressive change.