A Letter from our Executive Director (see the full report). 

Over the past year, as our state and country faced unprecedented challenges to our civil liberties, the ACLU of Alabama has continued to fight in the courts and on the ground to ensure equal rights for all. W.E.B. DuBois’ belief that “As the South goes, so goes the nation” has never rung truer as Alabama stands on the forefront of our nation’s struggle for fair voting practices, gender justice and criminal justice reform.

This fall, after a nearly two-year legal battle, we helped to secure a fair congressional voting map in Alabama. In accordance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the state now has two districts in which Black Alabamians can select a representative of their choosing. We continued to fight for gender justice, expanding women’s access to healthcare by securing a preliminary injunction that lifts the state’s de facto ban on freestanding birthing centers; and through the second year of our Black Trans Futures program. We fought for criminal justice reform and monitored the Board of Pardons and Paroles, releasing our first Parole Watch Report to shine a light on their practices.

The incredible wins we have seen in the courts and in our organizing efforts are due in large part to our growing and dedicated staff. We have expanded to 18 full-time staff members who support our organizational priorities through individual expertise and group collaboration. At the same time, we have expanded our partnerships across the state to increase and fortify our efforts within each issue area. Today, the ACLU of Alabama is stronger than ever and together with you, our supporters, we will continue to fight for our vision of a fair and free Alabama for all. In community and solidarity, JaTaune Bosby Gilchrist Executive Director, ACLU of Alabama

In community and solidarity,
JaTaune Bosby
Executive Director

Our Team


Senior Leadership Team

JaTaune Bosby Gilchrist, Executive Director
A.J. Reese, Director of Finance and Operations
Alison Mollman, Legal Director
Stef Bernal-Martinez, Organizing Director
Jose Vazquez, Communications Director
Elizabeth Shannon, Development Director
Kiesha Favor, Operations Administrator
Dillon Nettles, Policy and Advocacy Director


Kayla Sloan, Digital Media Strategist
Adam Muhlendorf, Media Strategist


Ellen McCartney, Development Associate

Finance and Operations

Teresa Galloway, Accounting Clerk


Nichelle Cunningham, Paralegal
Laurel Hattix, Staff Attorney


Kamilah Kenyatta, Gender Justice Fellow
Kenya Shavers, Voting Rights Organizing Coordinator


Samuel Duff, Voting Rights Policy Strategist
Courtney Andrews, Reproductive Rights Policy Strategist


Asia Muhammad, Special Projects Coordinator & Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

Glory McLaughlin, Chair
Kira Fonteneau, Past President
Mark Lester, Immediate Past President
Kindred Motes, Vice Chair
Anil Mujumdar, Executive Committee
Carmen Chambers, Executive Committee
Carmarion Anderson-Harvey
Xandi Andersen
Quentin Bell
Michelle Browder
Ana Delia Espino
Heather Fann
Rita Goyal
Kenneth Hudson
Roberta Jackal
Joel Sogol
Hank Sherrod,
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Jim Flowers, rolling off
Mark Lester, rolling off