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.

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About Faiz

Faiz Shakir is a Vice President at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor-in-Chief of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report. He holds a B.A. degree in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from the Georgetown Law Center. Faiz has previously worked as a Research Associate for the Democratic National Committee, as a Legislative Aide to Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and as a communications aide in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Faiz is co-author of Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform. He also authored a chapter entitled “Blogging the election” in The Change We Need: What Britain Can Learn from Obama’s Victory. His writings have been published in the Jerusalem Post, Florida Today, and Salon. Faiz has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and CNBC television, among other places, and has been a guest on many radio shows.

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Professor of Law at New York Law School

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Former General Counsel at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Director of the Institutional Reform Project at ACLU of Illinois

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Executive Director at American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc.

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Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

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Deputy Executive Director at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Executive Director at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Chief Corporate Counsel at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Chief of Staff at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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

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Career History
National Political Director
2017 - Current

American Civil Liberties Union, Inc. is an American nonprofit company located in Washington, DC, that seeks to preserve all of these protections and guarantees if the US Constitution.

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