Christine P. Sun

Christine P. Sun is the Associate Director, and Legal and Policy Director for the ACLU of Northern California, where her primary responsibility is leading the ACLU-NC’s legal and policy department. She also leads the ACLU-NC’s legal and public policy advocacy on economic justice, including litigating Rubicon Programs v. Solano County, the first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenging driver’s license suspension policies that penalize poverty. Her previous position was Senior Staff Attorney at the national ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP). While at IRP, her cases included ADAC v. Brewer, a class-action lawsuit challenging Arizona’s denial of drivers’ licenses to DREAMers, and Valle del Sol v. Whiting, the historic constitutional challenge to Arizona’s S.B. 1070 (the “show me your papers” law). Earlier Christine was Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama, where she directed SPLC’s economic justice work and work on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

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