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Every year, the non-partisan American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) works in the courts, in legislatures, and by mobilizing activists to promote the civil rights and civil liberties guaranteed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. In the current political climate, their work has become even farther reaching, and even more crucial to protecting our rights and those of our neighbors.
Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, will join us to discuss the status of the Muslim ban and other ways in which Massachusetts residents can be part of a nationwide Freedom Agenda. Come with your questions!
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Carol Rose is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts (www.aclum.org), a nonpartisan membership organization that uses litigation, legislation, communications and public activism to promote civil rights and defend civil liberties. The ACLU’s Freedom Agenda covers women’s rights, voting rights, racial justice, freedom of expression, speech, and press, religious liberty, LGBTQ equality, due process and equal protection for all. The ACLU has offices in all 50 states, national offices in NY and DC, and offices in three Massachusetts cities (Boston, Worcester and Northampton). The ACLU takes no government funding, and is supported instead by 35,000 ACLU members and supporters in Massachusetts, and 800,000 ACLU members nationwide.
A lawyer and journalist, Carol spent a decade as a writer and reporter, working for United Press International, the Des Moines Register, and The New York Times, based in Washington D.C. and throughout Asia and the Middle East.
As a lawyer, she clerked for Federal District Court Judge Patti Saris, and spent six years as a First Amendment, IP, and civil rights lawyer at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, before taking the helm at the ACLU of Massachusetts in 2003, where she has grown the organization from a staff of 8 to more than 30 advocates.
She is a graduate of Stanford University (BSc), the London School of Economics (MSc), and Harvard Law School (JD).
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