David Benoit joined the advocacy team in the fall of 2023 to help expand ACLUM's priority Racial Justice campaigns across various communities of color through community engagement, coalition-building, legislative advocacy, and education initiatives.
Bringing with him a rich background in electoral organizing, David served as an electoral organizer for various national and statewide campaigns across communities in Iowa, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia. His expertise was primarily obtained through hands-on work, focusing on issues surrounding immigration in the New England region, voter advocacy and suppression, coalition organizing, and human rights—areas in which he particularly specialized while pursuing his Master’s of Public Affairs at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Before joining the ACLU, David served as the Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs and Community Engagement for the City of Providence under Mayor Jorge Elorza. Inspired by his Haitian heritage, David has a strong interest in the intersection of municipal government and local nonprofit responses to nationwide social and immigration policies that consistently affect growing populations of color across the Bay State and beyond.