The American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Immigrants' Rights Project is launching a unique nationwide campaign of litigation, advocacy and public education to fight against state laws aimed at harming immigrants. As a part of this nationwide effort, the ACLU is looking to fill the position of Regional Advocacy & Policy Counsel in either St. Louis, Kansas City or Atlanta.
As a part of the national team, the Regional Advocacy & Policy Counsel will work closely with ACLU affiliates on the ground in a dedicated region, their state partners, and impacted communities to aggressively battle state and local attempts to pass anti-immigrant legislation, as well as to push for positive measures that protect immigrants from discrimination and assist their efforts to integrate into civic life. The Counsel is a non-litigating attorney position for a lawyer with exceptional strategic, analytical, and writing abilities. The Counsel will provide legislative counseling, assess emerging policy trends, and provide strategic advice to affiliates across the region. Work will include drafting state legislation and legislative amendments, preparing state legislative advocacy materials, researching legal issues related to state legislation, and assisting in identifying litigation opportunities.
The ACLU is committed to multi-pronged efforts to defeat misdirected anti-immigrant laws. Dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of non-citizens and to combating public and private discrimination against immigrants, the Immigrants’ Rights Project has been at the forefront of almost every major legal struggle on behalf of immigrants’ rights through class action lawsuits, law reform litigation, judicial rulings and legal advocacy. This new interdisciplinary team, based in regions where the civil liberties threats to immigrants are especially dire, will capitalize on the expertise of staff focused on litigation, communications, advocacy, and alliance and coalition building.
For information about the position and to apply please visit: https://searchlight.cluen.com/E5/(S(22ptkr3mhperqp45gkfxolzc))/JobDetails.aspx?URLKey=ift2b7vo
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.