The ACLU of Nevada is pleased to announce that Rebecca Gasca will be joining the Reno office of the ACLU as our Public Advocate in July 2008.

The Public Advocate is a new position which will help to implement the ACLU’s programmatic activities and operations through public outreach, education, and legislative advocacy. As Public Advocate, Rebecca will be the ACLU of Nevada’s principal lobbyist and will help to advance ACLU positions at the Nevada Legislature. She will educate the public about important civil liberties issues and will work with northern Nevada community organizations and individuals on issues of concern to the ACLU. She will also supervise the volunteers and interns in the Reno office.

Rebecca has lived in Reno since 2001 and attended the University of Nevada, Reno for Economics and International Business. Her professional work experience includes program development, fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and public relations for local organizations. Rebecca is a skilled public speaker, and being fluent in Spanish, she has communications experience in both English and Spanish. She enjoys special events planning, and has organized events from professional luncheons to multi-day conferences. Rebecca has worked with Rotary International on various community service, youth, and exchange programs over the past ten years, and in 2004 she served as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar in Santiago, Chile. For more information about Rebecca, visit her bio on our staff page.

Rebecca will be a tremendous asset in advancing and expanding the fantastic work that the ACLU does in northern Nevada and statewide. We are thrilled to have her join the Nevada ACLU family!