Ronald Newman

Ronald Newman

Ronald Newman is Director of Strategic Initiatives at the ACLU. Prior to the ACLU, Ronald served as Director of Human Rights and Refugee Protection on the National Security Council in the Obama Administration. There, he led Administration efforts to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, planned and coordinated President Obama’s September 2016 Leaders’ Summit on Refugees at the United Nations, managed U.S. engagement with the United Nations Human Rights Council, and directed a range of other White House and interagency actions in the areas of immigration, refugee protection, and human rights.

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McDonald's workers and their supporters hold signs at a rally to protest what they allege is McDonald's attempts to silence a worker who spoke out about unsafe conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, August 7, 2020 outside a McDonald's in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 17, 2020
Why The Fight for Paid Sick Leave is a Civil Rights Issue
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that among those suffering the most are those who typically get paid the least: the “essential workers” who tend to the sick , care for our elders , grow our food , stock our supermarket shelves , and operate the public transit necessary for these...
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
The “Freedom Cities” Campaign: Resistance Through Progress at the Local Level
On Saturday night, people at more than 2,200 events around the nation tuned in for the inaugural event of People Power , a new platform harnessing nationwide grassroots resistance to the Trump administration’s assault on our Constitution and our values. At the event, we announced “Freedom Cities,”...
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