About Us

ACLU California Action is a 501(c)(4) organization affiliated with the ACLU affiliates in California that advances a statewide legislative and policy agenda. ACLU California Action seeks to uphold freedom, advance equity and justice, and ameliorate historic and systemic discrimination in all of its work.

ACLU California Action Staff

Kevin Baker
Director of Governmental Relations

Becca Cramer-Mowder
Legislative Coordinator & Advocate

Kalyn Dean
Legislative Advocate

Liz Garcia Bynum
Director of Statewide Collaboration

Jose Quezada
Legislative Assistant

Kathy Sher
Legislative Advocate

Janine Shimomura
Strategic Communications Manager

Stina Va
Digital Strategist

ACLU California Action Board

Connie Tcheng
Board Chair

Mariko Yoshihara
Board Secretary

Carl Crider
Board Treasurer

China Brotsky
Board Member

Norma Chavez-Peterson
Board Member

Elliot Gordon
Board Member

Neal Ortiguerra
Board Member

Abdi Soltani
Board Member

Hector Villagra
Board Member