Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"The ACLU is the only organization that can serve as a wholesale bulwark against attacks on our civil liberties. While most civil rights and civil liberties organizations focus on a specific issue or a particular constituency, the ACLU is the only organization that defends all of our constitutional liberties and the rights of all Americans."
Official statement upon appointment as Executive Director of the ACLU, 2001
Experts Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Executive Director of the ACLU, 2001-present
Director, Ford Foundation Human Rights and International Cooperation Program, 1997-2001
Program Officer, Ford Foundation Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program, 1992-1996
Senior Program Adviser, Equal Opportunity Division, Rockefeller Foundation, 1990-1992
Case worker, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 1987-1990
Room service busboy, Warwick Hotel, 1983-1987
Newspaper deliverer, 1977-1983
Chairman, Center of Disability and Advocacy Rights Board of Directors
Vice-Chairman, New World Foundation's Board of Directors
Member of New York Bar Association, Council on Foreign Relations, and Hispanics in Philanthropy
Former Vice-Chairman, White House Internship Advisory Committee