January 14, 2015
Mariah Suddarth Communication Coordinator 816-994-3316 firstname.lastname@example.org
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas welcomes Dr. Micah Kubic as its new Executive Director, effective January 5, 2015. Kubic joins the organization in the midst of the fight for marriage equality in Kansas and will be responsible for guiding and expanding the ACLU in Kansas after being unanimously chosen for the position by the organization’s board of directors.
“After a comprehensive search process, the board is both pleased and confident to have Micah assume leadership of ACLU-KS,” said Susan Estes, Board President. “He is a strong leader with a long history of experience advocating for social justice in Kansas and elsewhere, making him uniquely qualified for this position.”
Kubic, 31, has two bachelor’s degrees from George Washington University. He holds a master’s degree in political science and a doctorate in Black Politics from Howard University. Kubic has more than 15 years of experience in civil liberties and social justice work. He served as Legislative Director to a member of the Kansas City, Missouri City Council from 1999 to 2007, as a Senior Program Officer for the Greater Kansas City Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) from 2011 to 2014, and was the Director of Planning, Development, and Evaluation at the Full Employment Council during 2014. Currently, he is the chairman of the worldwide board of directors of People to People International, a group founded by President Dwight Eisenhower to advance the cause of international peace and understanding.
“I am eager and excited to join the ACLU of Kansas in its fight to defend the freedoms of Kansans. Kansas is on the front lines of the battles to defend the rights of expression, equal treatment under the law, equal voice in the political process, and privacy,” said Kubic. “I look forward to working with people all across the state to defend what Kansans value most – the civil liberties and democracy guaranteed to us all by the Constitution.”
Please visit www.aclukansas.org to learn more about ACLU-KS.