Created in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization. Tasked with defending United States First Amendment rights, the ACLU is rooted in a firm belief of the “preservation of individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” Through litigation and lobbying, the ACLU strives to promote free speech and equality, with over one million members representing clients from all 50 states.

ACLU is a committee suited for experienced delegates, but is open to delegates of all experience levels wishing to challenge their capacity as delegates. Position papers are strongly recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to aclu@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERS will be available soon


Alison Lee

Alison Lee | Director

Currently a junior at West Point Grey Academy, Alison is thrilled to be directing the American Civil Liberties Union. Since attending her first Model UN conference over a year ago, she has and continues to be inspired by the passionate individuals around her and hopes to inspire others to immerse themselves in the incredibly rewarding activity as well. Aside from Model UN, Alison can be found within walking distance of bubble tea shops, trying and failing to understand basic math, and struggling to keep her plants alive. In the rare cases that she attempts to be productive, Alison enjoys writing slam poetry, debating competitively, and reading humorous self-help books. Alison looks forward to a weekend packed with pragmatic debate and collaboration and is ecstatic to meet everyone at CAHSMUN 2019!

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Andrew Campbell | Chair

Andrew is a senior attending Saint George’s School in Vancouver. When not studying, frantically or otherwise, he enjoys volunteering inside and outside of the community, reading about the Second Boer War, associating with friends, and expanding his horizons through the miracles of YouTube. CAHSMUN 2019 will be Andrew's last MUN conference, being the end of a career that stretches back all the way to the 6th Grade where he represented Japan. He is proud and pleased to be serving as your Chair of the ACLU, and hopes that everyone will enjoy the conference as much as he knows he will.

 

Rosemary Vayalikunnel

Rosemary Vayalikunnel | Chair

Rosemary Vayalikunnel is a Grade 12 student at Little Flower Academy and is delighted to serve as the Chair of ACLU at CAHSMUN 2019. After her first conference in Grade 10, Rosemary has developed a love for foreign affairs, politics and global issues. Model UN has provided Rosemary with global awareness, appreciation for current events, and has sparked Rosemary’s interest in social activism. Her participation in various social justice initiatives and charities stemmed from her involvement in committees like UNICEF and CRC. Rosemary hopes that the conference will inspire other young delegates to look beyond committee sessions to understand the reality of these issues, before working together to solve them. In her spare time, you can find Rosemary camping in some remote forest, volunteering in her local community, or expanding her flannel collection. Rosemary is thrilled to meet everyone and hopes that this will be an exciting and unforgettable conference!