Abdelilah Skhir joined the ACLU of Florida as the Voting Rights Policy Strategist in January 2021. In this role, he is responsible for analyzing and developing state and local policies and supporting an impactful, non-partisan policy advocacy program. As the son of immigrants, he brings first-hand knowledge of the direct impacts our voting laws and policies have on immigrant families and communities.
Before joining the ACLU, he worked in the labor movement organizing adjunct professors throughout Florida as part of the Service Employees International Union’s Faculty Forward campaign. Prior to that, he worked in several roles at the League of Women Voters of Florida during critical moments for voting rights, including the 2015 striking of gerrymandered congressional and state Senate maps by the Supreme Court, and the passage of Amendment 4 in 2018.
Abdelilah is a double alumnus of the Florida State University, where he earned a B.S. in Political Science and International Affairs, and an M.S. in its Masters of Applied American Politics & Policy program.