Making Democracy Work

Annual Meeting of the Lexington League of Women Voters

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Trump Era

Tuesday, September 26.

Business Meeting 7:00PM to 7:30PM / Presentation 7:30PM to 8:45PM

Dining Room, Lexington Community Center

Annual Meeting

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Trump Era presented by Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts and Lexington resident

Since the 2016 Presidential election, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has emerged as a leader in our country and state protecting civil liberties, immigration rights, voting rights, and human rights in the courts. For this reason, the Lexington League of Women Voters is thrilled to present Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, and a Lexington resident, as the guest speaker at the LWV Lexington's Annual Meeting, Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The event will take place at the Lexington Community Center Dining Room, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington. Business meeting will be from 7:00-7:30 PM followed by Carol's remarks. The meeting will adjourn at 8:45 PM. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Carol Rose is executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. A lawyer and journalist, Carol has spent her career advocating for human rights and civil liberties both in the United States and abroad, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan, Sri Lanka, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam. Prior to assuming her position at the helm of the ACLU of Massachusetts in January 2003, she worked as an attorney at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, where she specialized in First Amendment and media law, intellectual property, civil rights, and international human rights law. She clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris. She holds degrees from Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School.

The League of Women Voters is an organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through the informed and active participation of citizens in government. While the League will take positions on issues that it has studied, it does not support or endorse political candidates or parties.

For more information contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com. All League forums are free and open to the public.