Media Contact

Janna Farley,

November 16, 2021

Antonio Serrano has been promoted to advocacy director for the ACLU of Wyoming.

As advocacy director, 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.

 “Antonio’s skills in organizing and connecting with people and his commitment to taking leadership from directly impacted people make him a huge asset to our team. His passion for his community and his unstoppable drive to make a difference makes him one of the best,” said Libby Skarin, ACLU of Wyoming campaigns manager. “With Antonio’s promotion, our capacity to create change in Wyoming is greater 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.

“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done before Wyoming can truly call itself the Equality State, but thankfully, there are many people working hard to make that happen,” Serrano said.  “I am proud to stand with and work with dedicated people who are committed to creating the equal, equitable and just Wyoming we all deserve. Change comes when people in the community are empowered and I look forward to being part of that change.”

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 LGBTQ 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.