Join Us for Social Justice Sunday & Potluck – Christine Link, Executive Director of ACLU – Ohio, Speaks

Join us this Sunday to listen to Christine Link, Executive Director of the ACLU – Ohio. A finger food potluck will follow the service!

Christine Link, Executive Director of ACLU - Ohio

Christine Link is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Ohio, a post she has held for over 20 years, making her one of the most experienced directors among 53 ACLU affiliates.

Chris has an academic background in health care policy and public health. For many years she worked for the expansion of reproductive rights and health care services with organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Joining the ACLU as executive director in 1990, Chris has overseen the expansion of the organization in all program areas.

During Chris’ leadership of the organization the Ohio ACLU has litigated scores of civil liberties cases involving issues as diverse as religious liberty, racial profiling, voting rights, the reform of prisons, free speech, the rights of students, women’s rights, reproductive rights and privacy. Chris is the primary spokesperson for the organization on all issues and as such appears in print and electronic media routinely.

Under Chris’ leadership the ACLU of Ohio has been wildly successful in creating cutting-edge programs to promote civil liberties to different constituencies. Today, civil liberties groups use a number of the programs she conceived nationwide. In addition, she created the organization’s internship program, which provides a venue for scores of young people to learn about democracy.

To support of the organization’s litigation and education programs, Chris led the agency in the purchase and renovation of the building in Cleveland, which is today the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center. In addition to housing the ACLU, the building has become a community center for a diverse array of organizations that hold meetings and programs in support of civil liberties.

Post 9/11, Chris and members organized the resources of the organization to take up the cause of protecting all people from the over-reaching violations of rights by the executive branch and led the challenge to Ohio’s own version of the Patriot Act. Now Chris and all ACLU members work to restore the protections of the Constitution and repair the damage done to fundamental rights.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities. Find us on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.

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