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Tori
Mends-Cole
Tori Mends-Cole is a Communications Coordinator at the national ACLU in Washington DC. She joined the ACLU after serving as adjunct faculty at DC area private colleges teaching Public Speaking, Communication Theory, Intercultural Communication, Analytical Thinking and Career Skills courses. Tori has a MA in Communication from the University of Maryland at College Park.
The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here

The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here

By Tori Mends-Cole, Washington Legislative Office at 3:47pm
In the late 70s, my father and several other men in Liberia were tied together at the neck and brutally flogged for hours in public. It was a humiliation reminiscent of slavery days that stung all the more because these men were descendants of ex-slaves. Understandably, my father vowed never to return to Liberia when he emigrated to the U.S. in 1978.
A Jarring Racial Awareness Profiled

A Jarring Racial Awareness Profiled

By Tori Mends-Cole, Washington Legislative Office at 5:43pm

Every person in America, regardless of race, creed or national origin deserves a fair chance to enjoy core American values.

Waterboarding Redux: Anthony Romero Takes on Yoo, Gonzales Over Bush-Era "Lawlessness"

By Tori Mends-Cole, Washington Legislative Office at 4:56pm

The Aspen Security Forum never lacks for high-powered panelists for its annual discussions on homeland security. The July 30 session featuring ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero was no exception.

For a discussion on The Rule of Law and…

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