User Profile for Nancy Zirkin (nzirkin)
Bio: Nancy M Zirkin's high energy and interest in politics can be traced back to her roots, growing up a fourth generation Marylander in Baltimore in a family accustomed to having Mayors and Congressmen at the dinner table. During the mid-1970s, Zirkin worked at several public interest organizations, including Common Cause and the Women's Equity Action League. At American Association of University Women (AAUW), she became Director of Public Policy and Government Relations. She distinguished herself there by rising to Chief Lobbyist and managing the coordination of the Equal Rights Amendment, Women's Vote Project and Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988. While Zirkin officially joined the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) in 2002, she has been a part of its various lobby efforts, including task forces on education reform, hate crimes, affirmative action and judicial nominations since the 1990s. As the current Deputy Director/Director of Public Policy for LCCR, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights and human rights coalition, she leads the coalition's lobbying efforts. Under Zirkin's leadership, LCCR has nearly quadrupled its staff, creating the infrastructure necessary to support the organization's growing institutional needs.
Joined: Mar 12 '08
Last login: Mar 12 '08