Amanda Azad


Policy Director

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Amanda Azad is the Policy Director at the ACLU of New Hampshire where she advocates for civil liberties at the state and local level. She has worked on many critical issues from voting rights and racial justice to criminal legal reform and the First Amendment.

Amanda received her JD and master's degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Stockton University in New Jersey. Before that, she received two degrees from her local community college.

Before joining the ACLU of NH, Amanda was the Deputy Executive Director of CAIR-WA, a large Muslim civil rights organization in Seattle, Washington. She was also the Board Chair of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network.

Previously she worked in both the legal and policy departments at the ACLU of Arizona in Phoenix where she engaged in impact litigation and statewide policy reform efforts. During law school, she interned with the ACLU National’s Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief in Washington, DC. She is barred in Arizona and Washington state.

Amanda enjoys spending time in nature and reading books, going on adventures and road trips, and hanging out with her spouse and two kids in Concord, New Hampshire.