American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin
Press Release

ACLU hires Milwaukee native Cassandra Bowers as Communications Director

Cassandra holds a master’s degree in management with a concentration in leadership diversity from Cardinal Stritch University.

By - Dec 12th, 2017 12:12 pm
Cassandra Bowers. Photo courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin.

Cassandra Bowers. Photo courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin.

MILWAUKEE — The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU) has hired Milwaukee native Cassandra Bowers as Communications Director.  Cassandra will be responsible for planning and implementing statewide communications strategies for traditional broadcast and print media, along with online communication with ACLU members and supporters.

Cassandra holds a master’s degree in management with a concentration in leadership diversity from Cardinal Stritch University. Cassandra has a proven record of building long-term community relationships as she has spent over a decade dedicating her time to service around the city.

“In the 20 years since I volunteered for my first community project as a tutor at an inner city school, I have fallen in love with connecting with the public,” Cassandra said.  “As a member of the ACLU team, I feel fortunate to continue to work to build our city and state and for equity and justice for all people.”

“Cassandra’s communications experience in both business and education, and her talent for planning how to use the range of communications tools available today, really impressed us,” said Chris Ott, ACLU of Wisconsin Executive Director. “At this important time for our country and state, I’m really excited that she has joined the ACLU’s Wisconsin staff.”

Founded in 1930, the ACLU of Wisconsin is a private, nonpartisan organization with more than 24,000 supporters, who reside in every county in the state.

An online version of this release and a photo are here: http://aclu-wi.org/story/aclu-hires-milwaukee-native-cassandra-bowers-communications-director

About the ACLU of Wisconsin

The ACLU of Wisconsin—a private, nonpartisan organization with more than 24,000 supporters across the state—is an affiliate of the national ACLU. For decades, we have worked daily in courts, in the legislature, and in communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin.

Our affiliate has critical legal challenges underway against Wisconsin’s voter ID law; against Milwaukee police practices that lead to tens of thousands of stops and searches each year without reasonable suspicion; and against the State of Wisconsin for issues such as the cruel treatment of children in state detention facilities, as well as the denial of necessary health coverage to transgender state employees. Our organizers conduct community engagement work that includes “Know Your Rights” trainings and providing legal observers for demonstrations and protests.

Learn more about the history of the ACLU of Wisconsin, the range of issues we cover, and the national ACLU’s work and history at aclu-wi.org.

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