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Donna Lieberman: New York and the Fight for Democracy in 2024

By January 28, 2024No Comments

With the Supreme Court, cynical political leaders, and regressive state legislatures across the country working to roll back hard-won rights and protections, New York must do all it can to protect New Yorkers and lead the charge to defend democracy. Join the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Executive Director Donna Lieberman for a presentation on the historical threats we face, how a strong and organized New York can rise to the meet the moment, and how you can join the fight.

About Donna Lieberman

Donna Lieberman has been executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union since December 2001. Under Lieberman’s leadership, the NYCLU has expanded the scope and depth of its work, supplementing litigation with an aggressive legislative advocacy and a field-organizing program. As a result, the organization is widely recognized as the state’s leading voice for freedom, justice and equality, advocating for those whose rights and liberties have been denied.

Lieberman began her public interest legal career as a criminal defense lawyer in the South Bronx office of the Legal Aid Society, and she later acted as executive director of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys. For several years, she served on the faculty of Urban Legal Studies Program at City College. She joined the NYCLU in 1989 and became the founding director of its Reproduction Rights project.

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