(Bismarck, ND) – Cody Schuler has joined the ACLU of North Dakota as Advocacy Officer.
As Advocacy Officer, Schuler oversees the organization’s legislative, public education, and advocacy efforts and is responsible for developing thematic campaigns to advance civil liberties and civil rights in North Dakota. .
“Cody’s passion and commitment to human rights and social justice made him a natural fit for the ACLU of North Dakota,” said Heather Smith, Executive Director of the ACLU of North Dakota. North. “As we continue to step up our efforts to defend civil liberties statewide, Cody’s experience and leadership will be invaluable in advancing a political agenda. With Cody on board, our ability to create change in the North Dakota is bigger than ever.
Prior to joining the ACLU of North Dakota, Schuler served as Executive Director of the FM Coalition to End Homelessness, a nonprofit advocacy, educational, and collaborative organization whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness. homelessness in the Fargo metropolitan area.
Outside of the ACLU, Schuler serves as a commissioner for the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority and serves on the boards of the Fargo Downtown Neighborhood Association and The Human Family, a nonprofit whose mission is to change communities. through art, including the North Dakota Human Rights Art and Film Festivals and Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival.
“Now more than ever, the ACLU’s unwavering commitment to protecting the constitutional rights of all is vital to the future of our democracy and the well-being of our most vulnerable communities,” Schuler said. “It’s a privilege to be able to do this job.”
Schuler, who grew up in Bismarck, graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University and Duke University.