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Kary L.

Kary L. Moss has served as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Michigan since 1998.  She earned a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a JD from CUNY Law School at Queen’s College. Prior to joining the ACLU of Michigan, she clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then served as staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project which was founded by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 


Since joining the staff, Moss has spearheaded tremendous growth in the organization.  In addition to leading two effective capital and operating campaigns, the organization’s programs have included many high impact, important civil rights cases including the country’s first challenge to the government’s effort to close immigration court hearings to the public, warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Administration and the first-of-its-kind “right to read” lawsuit holding the state accountable for dismal literacy scores in a Detroit-area school district.   She has served as the Chair of the ACLU’s Executive Director Council, representing all state directors in the ACLU and is a member of the Detroit News Editorial Page Advisory Board.

Michigan’s War on Women Hits Dangerous New Low

Michigan’s War on Women Hits Dangerous New Low

By Kary L. Moss, Executive Director, ACLU of Michigan at 1:24pm
It seems that Michigan politicians are hell-bent on making the cliché “when the country catches a cold, Michigan gets pneumonia” a reality.

Michigan Is a Window to America

By Kary L. Moss, Executive Director, ACLU of Michigan at 1:21pm

Michigan is a microcosm of the nation’s current economic crisis: a shrinking job base and an education system that is failing its youth. As the presidential candidates wind through Michigan this campaign season, like they did last week for…

Defending Voters' Rights in Michigan

By Kary L. Moss, Executive Director, ACLU of Michigan at 12:37pm

A few weeks ago, in response to failed efforts to speak with Terry Lynn Land, Michigan's Secretary of State, the ACLU and the Advancement Project filed a lawsuit against her and others for taking off the voter list those who get drivers licenses in…

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