ACLU-NC Announces Sarah Preston as Acting Executive Director

May 13, 2015 5:00 pm

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RALEIGH – The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) today announced the appointment of Sarah Preston to serve as the organization’s acting executive director, following the resignation of Jennifer Rudinger, the ACLU-NC’s executive director for the past 11 years.

Preston has worked at the ACLU-NC for more than 8 years, overseeing the group’s legislative and policy work on a wide range of civil liberties issues, including reproductive freedom, religious liberty, LGBT equality, criminal justice reform, and privacy rights.

Rudinger, who previously worked as executive director of the ACLU of Alaska, is stepping down after 20 years at the ACLU in order to travel, spend time with friends and family, and address some health issues.

“We thank Jennifer for more than a decade of service spent working tirelessly to protect the civil liberties of North Carolinians, and we wish her the best in future endeavors,” said Jillian Brevorka, president of the ACLU-NC’s board of directors. “Anyone who has worked with Sarah Preston or witnessed her advocacy at the General Assembly knows our organization is in very good hands, and we’re excited about new opportunities the future will be bringing for the ACLU of North Carolina.”

About the ACLU of North Carolina:
The ACLU of North Carolina is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving and expanding the guarantees of individual liberty found in the United States and North Carolina Constitutions and related federal and state civil rights laws. With more than 12,000 members and supporters throughout the state and an office located in Raleigh, the organization achieves its mission through advocacy, public education, community outreach, and when necessary, litigation. Visit for more information.

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