Antonio Serrano has been promoted to advocacy manager for the ACLU of Wyoming.
In his new role, Serrano is responsible for building the ACLU’s public education and advocacy programs through coalition-building, leadership development, communication and lobbying. He also ensures that supporters of the ACLU of Wyoming have the tools, information and opportunities to be effective advocates on issues like immigration and criminal justice reform.
“Across the country, there are thousands of leaders fighting for change. In Wyoming, one of those leaders is Antonio Serrano,” said Heather Smith, executive director of the ACLU of Wyoming. “Antonio’s passion for his community and his unstoppable drive to make a difference makes him one of the best. With Antonio’s promotion, our capacity to create change in Wyoming is bigger than ever.”
Serrano joined the ACLU of Wyoming in 2018 as an organizer. In this role, Serrano played a large role in campaigns like WyoSayNo, a coalition that fought and successfully blocked two private prison companies from building an immigration detention center in Uinta County, and the Wyoming Rapid Response Network, a team that documents actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the state.
“I have the gente and Wyoming in my heart, and I will never stop working until our state lives up to its name of the Equality State.”
Prior to joining the ACLU of Wyoming, Serrano founded Juntos, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for immigrants. Thanks to his work, Juntos has been able to provide “Know Your Rights” handbooks and legal documents to hundreds of immigrant families around Wyoming.
About the ACLU of Wyoming
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Wyoming is part of a three-state chapter that also includes North Dakota and South Dakota. The team in Wyoming is supported by staff in those states.
The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and the LGBT communities. The ACLU of Wyoming carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of Wyoming.