Browse Stories in ACLU

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 12:57pm
Three hundred people turned out for a #RallyForOurChildren at the Guadalupe Plaza in San Antonio on May 31, 2018.     The event was the first of several across Texas and the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's recent policy of separating children - some  younger than 2 years old - from their immigrant parents at the border. The United Nations says taking children from their parents is illegal.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 26 2017 - 8:22pm
Hundreds of people from across Texas came to San Antonio on June 26 to demonstrate against Senate Bill 4, the anti-sanctuary city law at the same time as a federal court was hearing arguments from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and El Cenizo who are suing to block the anti-immigrant law. Here are the Twitters from people inside and outside the courthouse who reported on the events of the day. In all, we've quoted 112 individuals and organizations. Check it out:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 26 2017 - 1:40pm
This video by the ACLU explains the presidential actions regarding transgender students and the civil rights case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28. Last year, President Barack Obama said civil rights laws should cover transgender students, but in 2017, President Donald Trump said transgender students should not be covered by civil rights laws. But the courts determine the law, and the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on this issue on March 28, 2017.
Written by B Kay Richter on Feb 7 2017 - 5:29pm
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) came to San Antonio in 1968, when a young, African-American male, Bobby Joe Phillips, was killed by a police officer and the officer was not prosecuted. “We do have a history of this issue,” Abram Emerson, SNCC Legacy Organizer, said at SNCC's “Know Your Rights” workshop at Antioch Baptist Church on Jan. 14.
Written by Mario Salas on Jan 4 2017 - 6:37pm
Another event is being planned as part of the SNCC Legacy Project. The first event was “The Black Lives Poetry Reading” program. The event was a huge success as the veterans of the local SNCC chapter and veterans of the Langston Hughes Afro-American theatre came together to support our youth in their effort to fight against bigotry, injustice, and police abuse through the medium of poetry.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 12 2016 - 3:19pm
Hours after a federal judge ordered Texas officials to reissue voter materials with more positive language about the Voter ID requirements, the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area hosted a forum to discuss the requirements for voting and implications for the Nov. 8 General Election.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 4 2015 - 11:43am
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge Feeding the homeless is not illegal in San Antonio
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 31 2015 - 1:48pm
Updated: When the North East Independent School District Trustees meet on Aug. 10, teachers and staff from the district have a First Amendment right to participate in the public discusion about whether to rename Robert E. Lee High School, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.
Written by ACLU of Texas on Feb 1 2013 - 12:26pm
Resolved, That the American Civil Liberties Union mourns the loss, and celebrates the life, of its board member, devoted civil libertarian Richard Alvarado. In 2003, the ACLU of Texas board held a strategic planning retreat. Based upon recommendations from his lifetime of service to civil rights and civil liberties, and his expertise in non-profit governance, Richard was invited to facilitate the discussion. It was love at first meeting.