July is ACLU PRIDE Month!

SAN DIEGO – The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is taking some unusual steps in July to demonstrate its significance in the fight to protect American values and fundamental freedoms for all.

“We’re trying some things we’ve never tried before,” said Kevin Keenan, executive director of the San Diego ACLU. “We want to demonstrate that standing up for your rights and the rights of others is staunchly in the tradition of our founders. I have not a doubt in the world that the vast majority of our founders would be card-carrying ACLU members.”

The organization is posting two billboards in Hillcrest that posit that the themes of patriotism and defense of civil liberties are complementary. The ACLU will be giving away an iPad for all new subscribers to the group’s e-newsletter. One of the billboards highlights that campaign. Sign up here for News and Action and chance to win a free iPad!

The San Diego ACLU also invited Facebook phenomenon and ACLU client Constance McMillen to lead its contingent in this year’s joined her Facebook page.

Because she didn’t get the prom she merited, the San Diego ACLU is [Join here! New members in July get a free ACLU t-shirt!] Activists will be out in force during Pride weekend, and throughout the month in front of neighborhood grocery stores and shopping malls.

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