Emilio De Torre

Emilio has been employed at the ACLU of Wisconsin since January 2006

“We must hold ourselves and our governments accountable to the highest standards.  We must remain vigilant and work for the elevation of the human condition through justice, equity, transparency, and accountability. At the same time, we should prepare the next generations of leaders to be ready to do this work.  This type of service isn’t a job – it’s a calling.”

As the Director of Community Engagement Emilio advances the ACLU of Wisconsin's work on immigrants' rights, criminal justice, policing, youth rights, technology, and privacy issues through campaigns for policy change and legislation, community organizing, engagement, and public education. He also works to establish and cultivate collaborative relationships with community partners, coalitions, and stakeholders that support and engage in the ACLU of Wisconsin's justice work, as well as other ACLU priority campaigns.  Emilio actively participates in community meetings and coalitions that focus on education of civil rights and civil liberty issues.  He believes that people are the experts on their own lives and can best represent and speak for themselves.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Shakespeare in the Park and was the 2013 recipient of the YWCA's Eliminating Racism award. He lectures and consults nationally for a variety of organizations and is dedicated to advancing the civil liberties and civil rights of all people. Emilio is devoted to his family and is an avid comic book collector.

Some of the cases, blogs, interviews and other media regarding Emilio De Torre:

We Need to Implement Smart Criminal Justice Reforms Now (March 2018)

Reckless Borrowing for Unneeded Prisons is Another Expensive Mistake for Wisconsin (March 2018)

ACLU, Urban Underground provide social justice training for youth (August 2017)

ACLU: Fight police profiling and misconduct by filing complaints, not in traffic stops (March 2014)


Photo Credit: Barbara Miner