The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas announced that Kevin Jesus Azanza Montoya has joined the organization as its new policy strategist. Kevin most recently supported the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank with Agency Relations for Washington and Carroll County.

“We are excited to have Kevin join our team during this critically important time for our organization and state,” said Holly Dickson, executive director of the ACLU of Arkansas. “Kevin has advocated for underserved populations throughout our state, from helping DACA recipients receive equitable access to education to supporting incarcerated individuals as they navigate the complexities of our criminal justice system.”

“From registering and assisting voters to organizing for all Arkansans, Kevin brings strong skills and energy to our team,” said Sarah Everett, policy director for the ACLU of Arkansas. “He is already assisting Arkansas voters and will be a strong asset for our community – helping them to know their rights and ensuring those rights are realities in Arkansas.” 

“I’m thrilled to be joining the growing team at the ACLU of Arkansas,” said Kevin. “I look forward to working on initiatives that will continue to advance the civil rights and civil liberties of everyone in our state.” 

Kevin earned a Double Associate's degree in Science and Liberal Arts from Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville and a Double Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.