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About the ACLU of Utah - Fall 2016

he ACLU of Utah, chartered in 1958, operates through public education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying at both the state and local levels to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah. Our work is based on those principles outlined in the Bill of Rights and our priorities include: Participatory Democracy; Racial Justice; Criminal Justice Reform; Immigration Reform; LGBTQ Equality; Women’s Rights;  Digital Security & Privacy; and Religious Liberty & Freedom of Belief. In addition, we continue our commitment to protect the First Amendment.

For more about the ACLU of Utah and our priorities please visit www.acluutah.org


Brittney Nystrom, Executive Director

Marina Baginsky Lowe, Legislative and Policy Counsel

John Mejia, Legal Director 

Leah Farrell, Staff Attorney

Anna Brower Thomas, Strategic Communications Manager

Jessica Andrews, Coordinator of Administration and Finance

Reinard Knutsen, Office Manager

Margie Nash, Paralegal

Rose Maizner, Development Consultant

Nubia Pena, Coordinator, Racially Just Utah


Board of Directors

Michael Weinholtz, President

Danielle Hawkes, Vice President

Bill Orchow, Treasurer

Barry Gomberg, Affirmative Action Officer

Roderic Land, National ACLU Board Rep.

Erin Castro,  Heidi Chamorro, 

Chase Clyde, Gina Cornia, 

Forrest Crawford, Russell Fericks,  

Rachel Heller, Clemens Landau,  Cathleen Power


Legal Panel

Jensie Anderson, Rusty Andrade, 

 Laura Kessler,  Clemens Landau,  

Tom Mitchell, David Reymann, 

Kristina Ruedas,  Karen Stam, 

Aaron Tarin, Mary Woodhead


Interns and Volunteers

Melia Amos, Juan Guerrero,

Emma Halling, Justin Hamady,

Kara Hetrick, Diane Keech,

Erica Martinez, Hannah Nerone,

Katie Panzer, Rachael Sutherland,

Ruby Samuel


Contact Information

355 North 300 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Phone: (801) 521-9862

Fax: (801) 532-2850

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