Anthony  Romero

Anthony Romero

Anthony Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Romero took over the organization seven days before the 9/11 attacks, and shortly after, launched the ACLU’s national campaign, ‘Keep America Safe and Free.’ In 2005, Romero was named one of Time magazine's ‘25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.’ Key victories the ACLU has won under Romero’s leadership include: filing the first successful legal challenge against George W. Bush’s NSA spying program, uncovering the torture and abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and successful opposition of the Patriot Act. Romero has presided over the ACLU’s largest member growth in the organization’s history.