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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Philanthropist gives $8 million to the ACLU:
Peter Lewis, an auto insurance mogul from Cleveland and long-time ACLU member, made the gift saying "I just think that what they work on is very important". According to the article,

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the A.C.L.U. has seen record growth in membership, Mr. Romero said. In 2000, it attracted 59,607 new members, but in 2001, almost 75,000 people joined. Last year, its ranks swelled by 90,000, bringing membership to 330,000.

Take that, Ashcrotch!