LITTLE ROCK – The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas today announced that Jayme Womack has joined the organization as its first Policy Director. Womack will oversee the organization’s policy program at the state and local levels, including working with elected officials, partner organizations, and other stakeholders to advocate for civil liberties and civil rights.

“Jayme has a passion for fairness and justice, and a wide range of legal, regulatory and policy experience,” said Rita Sklar, ACLU of Arkansas executive director. “Jayme’s skills and background will be critical as we work to defend the fundamental rights the Constitution guarantees to everyone within our borders.”

Prior to joining the ACLU of Arkansas, Womack served in legal and policy roles for a number of social justice organizations in the South, including the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, the ACLU of Mississippi and the Office of Citizens with Disabilities.

“My dad is a Baptist Deacon, and I grew up with a deep-rooted belief in human dignity and our shared obligation to our most vulnerable communities,” said Womack. “Civil rights should never be a partisan issue, and that’s why I’ve always admired the ACLU for taking on the toughest fights, regardless of whether it’s popular or what party happens to be in power. I’m looking forward to working with people on both sides of the aisle to protect the fundamental rights of every Arkansan.”

A Louisiana native, Womack has a law degree from Southern University Law Center and a B.A. from Southeastern Louisiana University.