Welcome to the ACLU Houston Home Page

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation's guardian of liberty, we work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and freedoms guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution of the United States.

The ACLU was founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin and is headqurtered in New York City. The ACLU of Texas (Austin) has been at the forefront of the fight for civil liberties across the state. The ACLU Houston works closely with our national and state organizations in order to meet the needs of our community.

The ACLU-Houston's mission is to fight governmental abuses and violations of the Bill of Rights wherever and whenever they occur. Most of our clients are ordinary people who have experienced an injustice and have decided to fight back. The ACLU is also active in our national and states capitals, fighting to ensure that the Bill of Rights will always be more than a "parchment barrier" against government oppression and the potential tyranny of the majority.

We live and work in a time of great challenge. The ACLU Houston is doing exciting and rewarding projects in a variety of community areas. Come be part of something special! Our members and volunteers are dedicated to preserving the American tradition of liberty and justice. Join us!

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