Nikila Venugopal Returns as ACLU of Utah’s Director of Campaigns 

Takes new role directing outreach after

leading 2020’s Voter Protection campaign

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The first Director of Campaigns at the ACLU of Utah will be Nikila Venugopal, who most recently served as the affiliate’s Voting Rights Manager. She assumes her new role after designing and leading the ACLU of Utah’s ambitious Voter Protection campaign that trained 150 volunteers to monitor 75 polling places in fourteen counties during the November 2020 election.  


“I am excited to accept this position and continue the rapid growth of the affiliate’s community outreach efforts and grassroots organizing,” she said. “Our success monitoring the 2020 election highlighted the importance of working directly with communities as part of our integrated advocacy style. I look forward to engaging with our dedicated volunteers to make a positive impact on civil rights and liberties across the state.” 


Niki also previously worked as the Development and Finance Assistant at the ACLU of Utah. In 2014 she moved from the Seattle area to Salt Lake City to study ballet and political science at the University of Utah.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University of Utah.