The Equal Justice Society announced today that Director of Law and Policy Reggie Shuford would be leaving to join the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania as its new Executive Director.
“We can’t be more proud of Reggie as he moves on to lead a state chapter of the ACLU, one of our nation’s most effective and respected organizations fighting for civil liberties and civil rights,” said EJS President Eva Paterson, a former vice president of the ACLU national board. “We are appreciative of Reggie’s help in advancing our efforts to reclaim the 14th Amendment.”
Reggie has been an able ambassador for EJS and helped lead efforts that led to significant progress towards the accomplishment of EJS’s mission to overturn the Intent Doctrine in equal protection jurisprudence. His writing, speaking and leadership of EJS’s legal program moved the organization closer to achieving that goal.
“It is an incredible honor to be given the opportunity to serve as Executive Director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania and to join the highly regarded team of advocates there in continuing the fight for racial justice, LGBT equality, reproductive freedom, immigrants’ rights, privacy and so many other critical issues,” said Shuford. “I was fortunate to have been part of a team of talented attorneys and advocates at EJS and look forward to seeing the results of our work together.”
Shuford joined EJS as Director of Law and Policy in May 2010. Before that, he was Senior Staff Counsel in the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation’s Racial Justice Program. He helped pioneer legal challenges to racial profiling practices nationwide and was the ACLU’s chief litigator in challenges to racial profiling, leading national litigation efforts and consulting with ACLU state affiliates and others in cases of “driving while black or brown,” airport profiling, and profiling related to the war on terror.
Shuford’s last day with EJS is June 30.