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About Anthony Romero
Anthony D. Romero is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the nation’s premier defender of liberty and individual freedom. An attorney with a history of public-interest activism, Romero has presided over the most successful membership growth in the ACLU’s history and a large increase in national and affiliate staff. This extraordinary growth has allowed the ACLU to expand its nationwide litigation, lobbying, advocacy, and public education programs.
Under Romero’s watch, the ACLU launched its national “Keep America Safe and Free” campaign to protect basic freedoms during a time of crisis; launched its unique legal challenge to the patents held by a private company on the human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer; launched litigation and lobbying efforts to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples; and filed the first lawsuit against President Trump’s Muslim Ban.
About the Lecture Series
Generous support of The Jack and Lewis Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program is provided by The Rudin Foundation, Inc. The program builds upon Marymount Manhattan College’s commitment to academic excellence and its distinctive undergraduate programs in the liberal arts.