Mike Brickner is All Voting is Local’s Ohio State Director.
Brickner previously served as the Senior Policy Director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. During his 14-year tenure at the ACLU, Brickner has worked on a variety of critical civil liberties movements. These include conceiving of campaigns to expand and protect the right to vote, ensuring LGBTQ people are free from discrimination, and promoting reforms to Ohio’s criminal justice system.
These campaigns resulted in systemic reforms to enact online voter registration; ensure voters have access to evening and weekend early in-person voting opportunities; expand access to the ballot for people in the criminal justice system; combat contemporary debtors’ prisons; end burdensome pay-to-stay jail fees, fight the use of prisons for profit; and promote legislation that would prohibit discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Brickner earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hiram College and a master’s degree from Cleveland State University’s Diversity Management Program.