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Anthony D. Romero is executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a position he has held since 2001. He is the ACLU's sixth executive director.

Romero, a member of the New York Bar Association, previously worked at the Ford Foundation from 1992 to 2001. He joined the organization as a program officer in the rights and social justice program and four years later was named director of human rights and international cooperation. Before his work at the Ford Foundation, Romero worked at the Rockefeller Foundation.

Along with NPR correspondent Dina Temple-Raston, Romero is the co-author of In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror.

In 2005, Romero was named one of Time magazine's 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.

Last Updated: June 8, 2017