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

Liz Cabrera Garcia
Interim Executive Director / Director of Statewide Collaboration

Jack Zwald
Director of Finance and Administration

Carmen-Nicole Cox
Director of Government Affairs

Anita Narayana
Director of Strategic Communications

Kellie Mackey
Executive, Finance, and Administrative Associate

Rachel Bhagwat
Legislative Advocate

Duke Cooney
Legislative Advocate

Becca Cramer-Mowder
Legislative Advocate

Ruth Dawson
Legislative Attorney

Eric Henderson
Legislative Advocate

Cynthia Valencia
Legislative Advocate

Stina Va
Digital Strategist

ACLU California Action Board

Carl Crider
Board Chair

Mariko Yoshihara
Board Secretary

Neal Ortiguerra
Board Treasurer

China Brotsky
Board Member

Norma Chavez-Peterson
Board Member

Emily Da Silva
Board Member

Elliot Gordon
Board Member

Abdi Soltani
Board Member

Victor Leung
Board Member