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Arusha Gordon

Associate Counsel, Voting Rights & Stop Hate Project

Arusha Gordon serves as Associate Counsel in the Legal Mobilization Project, where her work largely focuses on voting rights litigation and election protection efforts. Arusha joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a policy and litigation fellow in 2013, with a focus on employment, education and housing issues.

Arusha was a 2009-2010 Fulbright scholar in Egypt and at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, where her research focused on gender issues and civic participation. Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Arusha served as the Early Vote Director for the 2012 Obama campaign in Ohio and New Media Director for the Obama campaign in Virginia in 2008.

Arusha is a graduate of Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) and Wesleyan University. She writes and speaks on issues relating to implicit bias and the law and is a regular contributor to The Root.  She has also published with the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, the African Executive, and other publications.

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