The Sonoma County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is one of several local chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

Chapters are the grassroots team of the ACLU, organizing locally across Northern California. Chapter leaders are dedicated volunteers that work together to move our issues forward.

The chapter program delegates responsibility to chapter leaders to develop and implement local policy and base-building campaigns while receiving support and overall direction from staff.

  • Chapters help to build the ACLU base through activities such as phone banks, informational events, general outreach, know your rights trainings and recruiting participants to ACLU NorCal events and activities.
  • Chapters develop new leaders by distributing responsibility so people learn new organizing skills.
  • Chapters monitor civil liberties issues in their communities, work with staff to develop and lead local advocacy campaigns, and help inform ACLU NorCal work and priorities by providing local perspective on issues.
  • Chapters build relationships locally by participating in coalitions, meeting with partners and local leaders, and representing the organization publicly.

If you would like to apply to join as a Chapter Leader, please submit a Chapter Leader Application to the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. ┬áPlease contact Tammy at [email protected] with questions about serving on an ACLU chapter.

Sonoma County Chapter Leaders, alphabetically by last name:

  • Jim Duffy
  • Karen Fraire
  • Paul Libeu
  • Lauren Mendelsohn
  • Nancy Pemberton
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