Who doesn’t like having a lot of friends?

As an organization, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our members and our ability to affect change in the wider community. In order for us to do this effectively, we must reach out to those who rely on us, in an equally diverse way. This year we have expanded our reach on the internet.

There’s nothing new about social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. In fact, you or someone you know is probably tweeting while you read this. But what might be new to you is that you can be our friend or follow us on both of these sites. Over the course of the last few months, we’ve seen our membership on Facebook reach nearly 1,000 with Twitterers not far behind. Each of these sites provides us with an innovative way to get out the word about events, case updates and legislative alerts.

So if you haven’t already, be sure to look for us on www.facebook.com and join our group – ACLU of Michigan. And while you’re at it don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acluofmichigan.

After all, how can we continue to defend your rights without a little help from our friends?

By Roland Leggett, ACLU of Michigan Field Organizer