“Silicon Valley technology startup accelerator Y Combinator (YC) recently admitted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to its winter fellow class,” writes Gabrielle Orum Hernandez at ALM’s Legaltech News. “The 97-year-old civil liberties group is now a legal technology startup, following a massive $24 million fundraising round over one weekend in response to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning entry of nationals from seven countries.”
“The civil liberties group will collaborate with the Silicon Valley tech incubator on updates to its constituent management, fundraising, and education technology,” she said.
“ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said that since Trump was elected last November, the ACLU’s membership has more than doubled, putting new strains on the organization to manage, fundraise and communicate with its new member base,” she wrote.
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Monica Bay is a CodeX Fellow and a freelance writer. She is a member of the California bar. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @MonicaBay.
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