The ACLU was founded by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, Albert DeSilver and others in 1920. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan and have grown from a roomful of civil liberties activists to an organization of more than 500,000 members and supporters. In addition to the national office located in New York and our legislative office located in Washington, D.C., we handle nearly 6,000 court cases annually from affiliates throughout the country.
Our state-wide Board of Directors governs both the ACLU and the ACLU Fund of Michigan. The Board is comprised of representatives from the nine branches throughout the state and are elected on an annual basis. These branches form the heart of the organization, providing us with an important volunteer base and connection to local civil liberties issues. Since 1987 our Executive Director Kary Moss has overseen the entire operation which includes the legislative and legal programs, the communications department as well as public education projects and long-term planning for the organization.
Phyllis Jeden, President
Kelly Johnson, Vice-President
Yvonne Siferd, Treasurer
Emily Jones, Communications Director
Rebekah Chor, Secretary
Our Student Representatives
Anupama Gokarn, 2L Representative Combination Day/Evening Students
Joe Mcguire, 2L Representative