In this new role, King will be responsible for developing and implementing effective, non-partisan issue campaign strategies to defend and strengthen civil liberties and civil rights throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. King will coordinate with and work alongside ACLU state-based staff in each of the three states as well as partner organizations and impacted communities on campaign implementations.
“Sabrina’s knowledge of policy, ability to work with diverse populations and dedication to civil rights is exactly what we need in North Dakota to fight new threats to freedom head-on – and win,” said Dane DeKrey, ACLU of North Dakota advocacy director.
King joined the ACLU in 2016 as the policy director for the ACLU of Wyoming. In this role, King set legislative priorities and was the primary lobbyist for the ACLU during Wyoming’s legislative session. She also managed the chapter’s on-the-ground work to accomplish its policy goals and played an instrumental role in the ACLU’s participation in campaigns like WyoSayNo, a coalition dedicated to stopping a proposed immigration prison.
Prior to joining the ACLU, King worked as an organizer and lobbyist for Dakota Rural Action in South Dakota, representing family farmers and ranchers in South Dakota on issues ranging from food freedom and access to fighting the Keystone XL pipeline. She was also an organizer for the Western Colorado Congress and worked to reform the Federal Coal Leasing Program.
Originally from Utah, King got her degree in political science from the University of Utah and worked at the Utah State Legislature in various capacities.
About the ACLU of North Dakota
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of North Dakota is part of a three-state chapter that also includes South Dakota and Wyoming. The team in North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota.