Faiz R. Shakir

National Political Director at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

Faiz R. Shakir

Faiz R. Shakir

National Political Director at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

Biography

Faiz Shakir joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in January 2017. As National Political Director, he oversees the ACLU’s National Political Advocacy Department, which houses the organization’s Washington Legislative Office and State Advocacy and Policy departments. In his role, Shakir develops and implements strategies to advance the organization’s priorities at the federal and state levels.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Shakir worked as one of the most senior advisers to former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. He directed policy and communications work for Senator Reid while also coordinating with Democratic members and staffs, key interest groups, and press to organize issue campaigns. Prior to that, Shakir served as Senior Adviser and Director of Digital Media for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, helping wage key fights on behalf of the LGBT and Muslim American communities.

Shakir, a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University Law Center, also spent seven years at the Center for American Progress, helping the organization establish its identity as the leading progressive think tank in the nation. At CAP, Faiz served as a Vice President for Communications and was a founding member and editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress.org, one of the top political news websites in the United States. He also advised CAP’s senior leadership on policy matters ranging from economic and domestic policy to national security and civil rights. He led a major campaign to take on Islamophobia which featured the production of a report titled "Fear, Inc."

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President at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Professor of Law at New York Law School

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Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 17th District, Rohit Khanna

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Former General Counsel at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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State Director at Bernie Sanders' Primary Campaign for President of the United States, 2020

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Political Director at Bernie Sanders' Primary Campaign for President of the United States, 2020

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State Director at Bernie Sanders' Primary Campaign for President of the United States, 2020

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Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Executive Director at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Faiz R. Shakir
National Political Director at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.
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BA Government
Class of 2002

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Director of Research
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TO SHAPE THE NATIONAL POLICY DEBATE AND TRANSFORM PROGRESSIVE CONCEPTS INTO POLICY.

National Political Director
2017 - Current

PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

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