In 2019 Dave Noble took over as executive director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan succeeding Kary L. Moss who held the position for two decades. Noble will be leaving because he was tapped by the Biden Administration to serve as the Peace Corps chief of staff. The ACLU of Michigan released a statement saying it was “grateful” for Noble’s time as executive director, lauding his accomplishments and wishing him well in his new role.
“During Dave’s tenure, we successfully pushed for the passage of 18 bipartisan bills that will begin to transform our criminal legal system; worked in partnership with 140 organizations to launch a multi-million dollar effort to ensure voter turnout among historically disenfranchised people; and shifted our work significantly to address the civil liberties and civil rights concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic,” it read. “This advocacy resulted in halting evictions and water shutoffs, as well as the filing of a class-action lawsuit on behalf of medically vulnerable people in immigration detention at the Calhoun County Jail. To date, more than 40 people have been released from detention.”
Currently, the ACLU of Michigan board of directors has named Rana Elmir, who has been with the organization for 14 years, to serve as acting executive director in Noble’s stead while it launches a search for a permanent replacement.
Learn more about the ACLU of Michigan online at aclumich.org.