Will Gaona


Policy Director



Will Gaona joined ACLU of Arizona as Policy Director in June 2015.  He is responsible for lobbying the Arizona Legislature on a broad range of civil liberties issues and leading key policy and education activities at the local level, especially in the areas of immigrants’ rights and police accountability. Prior to joining the ACLU, Will worked with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, serving first as a public policy advocate, lobbying on a broad range of policy issues ranging from sexual and domestic violence to reproductive rights, LGBT rights and poverty issues, and most recently served as the organization’s staff attorney, where he continued to promote the organization’s domestic relations agenda down at the Arizona Capitol.  He was a graduate fellow at the Arizona Center for Disability Law, where he lobbied on issues impacting the disability community, including access to Medicaid and service animals, while also working on issues of public accommodation and healthcare for inmates with mental illness.  Will is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he was a Pedrick Scholar, and received his undergraduate degree in business economics from the University of Arizona. 

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