State Sen. Danielle Conrad, of Lincoln, has been named as the next executive director for the ACLU of Nebraska.
The organization's president, Leslie Seymore made the announcement Thursday.
“Today’s civil liberties challenges require someone with a deep understanding of the Nebraska and US Constitutions, knowledge of many tools for making change, and relationships with Nebraskans of many political ideologies. We are fortunate to have found that in Danielle Conrad,” Seymore said.
Conrad worked as a policy counsel for the group Nebraska Appleseed before serving on the Unicameral, where she served on the appropriations committee and worked on legislation related to workplace fairness and immigration. She also served as executive director of the Lincoln Parks Foundation, and was involved in a recent campaign to place a proposed minimum wage increase on the November ballot.
Conrad will join the group in November. She is leaving the Legislature in January due to term limits.