“LIKE YESTERDAY’S TRASH:” ACLU LAYS OFF 7 PERCENT OF ITS EMPLOYEES. “The very organization entrusted with protecting civil liberties didn’t even respect the civil rights of its own employees.”
What I hear is that they’ve moved too far left, too fast, and it’s hurt their donations.
UPDATE: From the comments:
A few years back I sent them some money. And of course, they used it to send me mail asking for more money.
Their pitch in those letters was about how horrid the Republicans were, how they had to fight these GOP fascists at every turn, how judges like Thomas and Scalia were against the Bill of Rights (!), and ever darn thing possible, just short of saying “VOTE DEMOCRAT!”
Then I started donating to IJ (http://www.ij.org) instead.
IJ is a good outfit.