About Us

ACLU California Action is a 501(c)(4) organization jointly formed by the ACLU affiliates in California.

Our mission is to protect civil liberties and civil rights, advance equity, justice, and freedom, and dismantle systems rooted in oppression and discrimination. The organization uses rigorous policy analysis, advocacy, and strategic communications to achieve policy change on a statewide level. We advance this work through collaboration with organizations that have members directly impacted by policy decisions in Sacramento. Beyond legislation, ACLU California Action aims to build enhanced political power and influence for the ACLU and our collective movements statewide.

ACLU California Action Staff


David Trujillo
Executive Director

Liz Cabrera Garcia
Director of Statewide Collaboration


Jack Zwald
Director of Finance and Administration

Kellie Mackey
Executive, Finance, and Administrative Associate


Anita Narayana
Director of Strategic Communications

Stina Va
Digital Strategist

Government Affairs

Carmen-Nicole Cox
Director of Government Affairs

Michael Flemming
Deputy Director of Government Affairs

Rachel Bhagwat
Legislative Advocate

Duke Cooney
Legislative Advocate

Becca Cramer-Mowder
Legislative Advocate

Ruth Dawson
Legislative Attorney

George Parampathu
Legislative Attorney

Aubrey Rodríguez
Legislative Advocate

Cynthia Valencia
Legislative Advocate

ACLU California Action Board

Neal Ortiguerra
Board Chair

Mariko Yoshihara
Board Secretary

Emily Da Silva
Board Treasurer

China Brotsky
Board Member

Norma Chavez-Peterson
Board Member

Kim Knox
Board Member

Elliot Gordon
Board Member

Abdi Soltani
Board Member

Victor Leung
Board Member