The ACLU of Texas works to enforce the Bill of Rights, focusing on the rights of free speech, free expression, privacy, liberty, and equal protection under the law.
Here in Texas, we advocate before the courts, state and local government bodies, the media, and work with organizations and communities around the state to safeguard religious liberty, protect your privacy, advocate for criminal justice reforms, fight for youth rights, ensure the rights of immigrants, and protect reproductive freedom.
However, these are just some ways that the principles in the Constitution and Bill of Rights can be applied to secure freedom and equality for all Texans.
If you care about Youth Rights, Immigrant Rights, the Death Penalty, Criminal Justice, or Religious Freedom, please join our Community Action Network. We organize events around the year and rely on you to be our eyes and ears on the ground. To join, visit this webpage.
There are many other issues that may matter to your community:
This toolkit is designed to help you join others or start a movement to make progress on the issues that matter to you. Click any highlighted issues to see what others around Texas are doing to organize for change. Also check out our video library. Now’s the time to get involved.
Concerned about an issue in your community?
Here are a few ways to get started:
- Call your decision makers to see what’s being done.
- Contact a local advocacy group to get more information, on the problem and potential solutions.
- If there is no group, think of starting one.
- Attend a neighborhood association meeting to see if others are concerned and would be willing to join you.
- Is there a campaign you can join up with? If not, focus on what’s most likely to fix the problem. Legislation? Public awareness? Media pressure? Protests?
Get to work! Real, lasting change can only happen when we stand up for our civil liberties, one person, one community at a time.