The ACLU-MN has a Communications Director who handles queries from reporters on local, state and national civil liberties issues. Lynette Kalsnes can provide information and help journalists reach the appropriate expert.

Contact Lynette at lkalsnes@aclu-mn.org or (612) 274-7785. Reporters on deadline after hours should contact Lynette on her cell at (312) 720-4147.


John B. Gordon
Executive Director

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John B. Gordon is an expert on the ACLU of Minnesota issues and civil liberties efforts across the state. His specialty issue areas include: Fourth Amendment, privacy rights, policing, voting rights, racial justice, LGBT issues, reproductive freedom, students rights and criminal justice.


Teresa Nelson
Legal Director

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Nelson is an expert on pending ACLU cases and civil liberties issues currently in the courts. Her specialty issue areas include: Fourth Amendment, privacy rights, policing, voting rights, racial justice, LGBT issues, reproductive freedom, students rights and criminal justice.


Benjamin Feist
Legislative Director

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Feist can speak to questions about current bills and their potentially positive or negative impact on our civil liberties. His specialty issue areas include: civil asset forfeiture, police body cameras, privacy rights, automatic license plate readers, drone use and voting rights.

 

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