Damon King joined ACLU-D.C. as Policy Director in December 2022. As Policy Director, he leads the ACLU of D.C.’s policy team and programs. He is also responsible for setting the overall policy strategy to advance a broad civil liberties policy agenda before the D.C. Council, other local government bodies, and administrative agencies.
Prior to joining ACLU-D.C., Damon served as the Senior Policy Advocate, then the Director of Policy Advocacy at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, and as a Senior Policy Attorney at Children’s Law Center. In those roles, Damon worked with colleagues, the D.C. Council, and District agencies to improve the lives of District residents with low incomes. Damon’s policy successes have included protecting D.C. residents from losing their homes, healthcare, and utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthening protections for District workers struggling with debt, and improving policies for youth in foster care.
Damon received his B.A. in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as a Harvard Legal Aid Bureau member.
When he is not working, you can find Damon cooking or taking care of his garden, where he grows his own fruits and vegetables.