ACLU of Washington

Policy Advocacy Assistant

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a Policy Advocacy Assistant. The Policy Advocacy Assistant supports the Policy Advocacy Group staff. The Policy Advocacy Group includes Directors and Counsels of the following issues areas: Criminal Justice, Health Care & Liberty, Police Practices & Immigration, Technology & Liberty, and Youth Policy.

OVERVIEW

The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers works in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 135,000 members, activists, and donors.

Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is willing to take on tough civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. And we’re successful. In the past few years in Washington State, we’ve won a lawsuit for a gay couple who was denied service by their local florist, a major victory for Latino voting rights in Yakima, and a ruling that stops the horrific practice of warehousing mentally ill persons in jails without mental health treatment, and much more. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law.

For more information about this opportunity, please refer to the job description.