Cody Schuler named ACLU of North Dakota Advocacy Manager

Photo by: North Dakota ACLU
Photo by: North Dakota ACLU

(Bismarck, ND) -- Cody Schuler has joined the ACLU of North Dakota as advocacy manager.

As advocacy manager, Schuler oversees the organization’s legislative, public education and advocacy efforts and is responsible for developing issue campaigns to advance civil liberties and civil rights in North Dakota.

“Cody’s passion for and commitment to human rights and social justice made him a natural fit for the ACLU of North Dakota,” said Heather Smith, executive director of the ACLU of North Dakota. “As we continue to intensify our efforts to defend civil liberties across the state, Cody’s experience and leadership will be invaluable to advancing a policy agenda. With Cody on board, our capacity to create change in North Dakota is bigger than ever.”

Prior to joining the ACLU of North Dakota, Schuler served as executive director of the FM Coalition to End Homelessness, an advocacy, education, and collaboration nonprofit with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in the Fargo metro area.

Outside of the ACLU, Schuler is a commissioner for the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority and serves on the boards of directors for the Fargo Downtown Neighborhood Association and The Human Family, a nonprofit with a mission to change communities through art, including the North Dakota Human Rights Art and Film Festivals and the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival.

“Now more than ever, the ACLU’s unrelenting commitment to protecting the constitutional rights of all people is vital to the future of our democracy and the well-being of our most vulnerable communities,” Schuler said. “It’s a privilege to be able to do this work.”

Schuler, who grew up in Bismarck, holds degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University and Duke University.

Original Air Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022