Creation of Stern Institute marks new chapter in fight for liberty

Al Stern

CLEVELAND — “The ACLU of Ohio is pleased to announce the establishment of the Al Stern Legislative Institute. This program, devoted to the ACLU of Ohio’s advocacy efforts, is made possible by a generous commitment from Mickey Stern and her family. It creates a legacy in memory of husband and father Al that will both carry on his interests and work, and significantly advance the ACLU of Ohio’s mission.

Al Stern, a longtime volunteer for and champion of the ACLU, was committed to advocacy. As volunteer legislative coordinator, he used his relationships with public officials — cultivated over a lifetime of social justice activism — to open doors for discussions about important civil liberties issues. When Al passed away in 2008, the ACLU lost a powerful champion and an influential voice in our state.”

— Jason Jaffery, Development Director, ACLU of Ohio

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Al Stern was a long-time board member of Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund and a tireless advocate for civil liberties.