Frederick Williams is a Legislative Advocate at the ACLU California Action.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Frederick began his career as a Senate Fellow for State Senator Nancy Skinner. Following his fellowship, Frederick went on to serve as a legislative aide for Senator Jim Beall and Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. Frederick is proud to have led efforts to open collegiate athletics name, image, and likeness rules; create an appeal for minors transferred to adult court; and secure $32M in funding to protect foster youth. Frederick’s brings policy expertise environmental, criminal and racial justice, as well as budget advocacy.
Frederick received a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of California Davis. Frederick also studied International Politics at the London School of Economics and California Politics at Sacramento State Center for California Studies. While attending UC Davis, Frederick received the John Ortiz Hudson Black Community Outstanding Achievement Award for opening pathways for Black students in civic engagement and study abroad.
Outside of work, Frederick enjoys an active lifestyle often running, hiking, swimming, playing basketball, and listening to podcasts.