The organization, which is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies, has been a critical force in addressing immigration inequities across the country. She was recently named among Forbes' “30 under 30 in Law and Policy,” one of “21 immigration reform power players” and one of 5 non-profit leaders who will influence public policy by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Read more Ben Wizner, Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project Ben Wizner is the Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project.
Download a Sample Program Agenda (2017) *Final 2018 agenda subject to change. Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's foremost guardian of liberty for nearly 100 years. In his role, Shakir develops and implements strategies to advance the organization’s priorities at the federal and state levels.
Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law and was a law clerk to the Hon. During his tenure at Atlantic, the foundation made the largest grant ever made by a foundation for an advocacy campaign – over million – to press for comprehensive health care reform in the U. Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project Dale Ho is the Director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project.The Close Up Foundation — a DC-based civic-education nonprofit — will serve as a partner with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning opportunities that help students hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners.In classroom sessions, lectures, and daily debates, students will explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties as well as examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society.She is a past director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project and a nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersection of immigration and criminal law, including state anti-immigrant laws, racial profiling and other unlawful police practices relating to immigration enforcement.She has taught immigration law courses as an adjunct lecturer in law at Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley.