Washington D.C.

Joanne Lin

National Director, Advocacy and Government Affairs • Advocacy and Government Affairs

Joanne Lin is the National Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs. She works with a team of six advocacy directors who specialize in human rights, refugee protection, and press freedom issues worldwide. Together they work to advance human rights in Congress and with the U.S. government.

Joanne previously directed the American Civil Liberties Union federal immigration policy advocacy program for over a decade. She also worked at Legal Momentum’s Immigrant Women Program where she was a principal drafter and negotiator of the immigration provisions in the 2005 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.