Founder of new ACLU Chico State chapter an emerging voice for civil libertarians

Jan 30, 2015 6:45 PM by Brian Johnson

The Chico chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is holding their annual program at Chico State tonight.

Last month, a new ACLU chapter formed at Chico State, called Wildcats Civil Liberties Union.

Its founder, 20-year-old Luis Tiznado, first got involved with the group of civil libertarians at a young age in San Diego.

We spoke to him about that at the KZFR studios in downtown Chico this afternoon, where he was a guest on their Peace and Social Justice show ahead of tonight's event.

"I started canvassing and talking to people on the streets, real life conversations at a very early age on the behalf of ACLU," said Tiznado said. "And so immediately you begin to understand what's right and what's wrong so it's just a moral thing, it's just an ethical thing."

Tiznado says the Wildcats ACLU will fight for LGTBQ rights for local high school students and lower textbook costs for college students, along with holding an information session on the new Yes means Yes law.


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