|After 15 years of hard work, the CLDC is being recognized as a national leader for activist defense and legal support. With that support, we now have the opportunity to expand our capacity and grow our organization to serve even more movement activists! We are very excited to share our experienced, movement oriented new team members with you: Debbie Garza Troutz is our new office manager, Katherine Gorell is our Communications & Grants director, and Marianne Dugan has accepted our offer to be a Senior Staff Attorney and will focus her work on civil rights, SLAPP defense, and public records litigation. We are thrilled with our new triad of phenomenal women!
Meet the newest members of the CLDC team:
Debbie Garza Troutz, Office Manager
Katherine Gorell, Grants & Communications Director
Marianne Dugan, Senior Staff Attorney
Erin Grady is moving on to other projects
And although we have 3 reasons to celebrate, we also are saying goodbye to our friend and organizer, Erin Grady. Erin deepened our connections to the communities and movements we serve with kindness and dedication. Erin developed our new online training program for people who want to become CLDC Know Your Rights for Immigrants trainers. As a bilingual trainer herself, she helps teach people from around the country to give our training in Spanish and English—in fact her final round of graduations are happening right now in her final week of work. She also ran our Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp which helped provide climate organizing skills to 14-17 year old activists. Erin has amazing energy and grace in working with activist youth and she really shined in this role. We truly appreciate everything you contributed to the CLDC Erin, and we know we will continue to work with you for many years to come!
We are still looking for one additional activist defense attorney to fill out our team. If you have movement background and 5 years of criminal defense experience, and are willing to work on the frontlines—please apply for the job. More details are on our website at: https://cldc.org/associate-activist-defense-attorney/