Central Chapter

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida is a private, non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization working in our courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve our individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The ACLU of Florida Central Chapter is responsible for Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Our work in Central Florida generally falls into five categories: voting rights, LGBT equality, women’s health and reproductive rights, church/state role clarity, and racial justice.

The Central Chapter is a volunteer chapter of the ACLU of Florida made up of local ACLU members. We do not provide legal services. If you are interested in promoting civil liberties in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake counties, please join us at any of our meetings. We have meetings quarterly. If you are interested in attending as a guest, please email us at: admin@cfaclu.org to check availability.

Volunteer attorneys or impacted individuals regarding immigration please immediately email the Central Chapter President at: president@cfaclu.org

To find out more about your resources click here: LEGAL RESOURCES

To find out more about volunteering click here: VOLUNTEER

Contact Information

To contact the ACLU of Florida Central Chapter about a legal opportunity, please email the Central Chapter President at: president@cfaclu.org. Please do not use this email address for volunteer questions. All questions regarding volunteering should be directed to admin@cfaclu.org.

Board Members

  • Cynthia O’Donnell, President
  • Maryjane Cooper, Vice President
  • Henry Comiter, Treasurer
  • Cassandra Brown, Secretary
  • John Kemper, Nominating Committee Chair
  • Larry Glinzman, Board Member
  • Gina Versace, Board Member, State Board Representative
  • Lizi Bourassa, Board Member
  • Temika Hampton, Board Member
  • Justine Cowan, Board Member
  • Brent Clemens, Board Member

If you are interested in serving on the ACLU of Florida Central Chapter Board please contact us at: admin@cfaclu.org.