Last updated on: 11/5/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Alessandra Soler Meetze Biography

Title:
Executive Director of the ACLU of Arizona
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“I do think there is a lot of misinformation out there that the ACLU is out of the mainstream, that we’re a radical left wing group. We’re an organization that’s been around for 86 years. We’re essentially a conservative organization. We defend the fundamental principles that are outlined in the Constitution and we do so for everyone regardless of their political inclinations, their sexual orientation, their national origins, and so I think because of that we tackle very unpopular causes. We represent people who espouse racist beliefs, people who have committed heinous crimes. We can’t really pick and choose who our clients are.”

Arizona Capitol Times, Dec. 12, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, ACLU of Arizona, 2006-Present
  • Communications Director, ACLU of Florida, 2000-2006
  • ACLU of Louisiana, 1999-2000
  • Former reporter, The Miami Herald
  • Former reporter, Roanoke Times
Education:
  • BS, Journalism, University of Florida, 1996
Other:

None found

Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Be Allowed to Vote?
  2. Is the ACLU Good for America?