ACLU in Austin
By Lauri Apple, Fri., May 17, 2002
Meanwhile, Harrell says enthusiastically, "It's the dawning of a new day for the ACLU in Texas. It's about killed me, but now we've got momentum." And money, too: In the past two years, the Texas affiliate's major donations have tripled, its annual budget has doubled, and membership has grown by 45%. With only four staff statewide (three in Austin, one in its new East Texas regional office), the ACLU still must rely on volunteers to help pull projects together. Their ranks are also growing: 25 volunteers have already signed on to help with the upcoming legislative session. Harrell expects three more state staffers to come on board within the next year.
Got something to say? The Chronicle welcomes opinion pieces on any topic from the community. Submit yours now at austinchronicle.com/opinion.