ACLU names Christopher M. Robarge as field coordinator for Central Massachusetts

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Christopher Ott, Communications Director, 617-482-3170 x322,

WORCESTER -- The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Christopher M. Robarge has become its new Central Massachusetts Field Coordinator.

"The ACLU is thrilled to bring on Chris Robarge as the coordinator of our work in Central Massachusetts, said Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. "His commitment to civil liberties, the city and county of Worcester, and the broader community will help us build a larger presence across the Commonwealth."

"The ACLU of Massachusetts has been the flagship defender of civil liberties in the Commonwealth for decades, and I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this team," said Robarge. "I look forward to bringing an enhanced focus and presence on outreach and advocacy to Central Massachusetts on behalf of the ACLU."

Robarge comes to the ACLU with a background in community activism in Central Massachusetts, as well as extensive experience in outreach, communications, social media, and public speaking. He is an appointed member of the City of Worcester's Citizen Advisory Board, which is charged with the screening of applicants for citizen boards and commissions as well as with developing outreach and recruitment efforts to locate suitable applicants, particularly from under-represented communities in the city. Additionally, Robarge will use his experience in developing coalitions of activists and advocates to build on the ACLU's decades of work in Worcester and Worcester County to create a Central Massachusetts voice for civil liberties.

"The ACLU of Massachusetts is committed to expanding its advocacy and organizing presence in local communities across the Bay State," said Rose. "Chris is the perfect addition to our team to ensure that we are able to react to local civil liberties questions and abuses, as well as to create proactive advocacy and organizing projects on civil liberties in central Massachusetts."

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