Christopher Anders (@ChrisAndersDC) is Deputy Political Director and Federal Policy Director with the ACLU’s National Political Advocacy Department. Since joining the ACLU legislative team in 1997, Anders has represented the ACLU on a wide range of civil liberties and civil rights issues. Since 2006, he has led a national coalition of human rights, civil liberties, and religious groups working on detention and Guantanamo issues. He also has served as a human rights observer at military commission proceedings held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Prior to joining the ACLU’s Washington office, Anders spent 11 years with Washington law and lobbying firms.