Adam Jorgensen has been named digital media associate for the ACLU of South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.
In his new role, Jorgensen develops and manages the cross-platform digital communications and social media strategy for the three states and is responsible for generating content that is engaging, up-to-date and results in measurable action. He also designs and produces online and print graphics and videos that are informative, timely and support the ACLU’s advocacy efforts.
“Adam is full of ideas and has the drive and passion to make them work,” said Janna Farley, communications director for the ACLU of South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming. “His commitment to civil rights and social justice, along with his knowledge of all things digital, is exactly what we need in our three states to tell our story and advance our work on an always-changing digital platform.”
Jorgensen joined the ACLU in 2017 as communications associate. In that role, he supported the work of the communications department, promoted advocacy campaigns and helped make civil liberties accessible and relevant to communities throughout South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.
“It is remarkable to see communities come together both online and in person over a shared passion,” Jorgensen said. “Whether it’s fighting to defeat anti-trans bills on the capitol steps or rallying together at home during a global pandemic over Zoom, documenting and being a part of these events have been rewarding and inspiring. I’m eager to expand the ACLU’s ability to bring people together both online and offline through this role as digital media associate.”
Prior to the ACLU, Jorgensen served at Sioux Falls Pride as the president, worked as the communications and development coordinator at NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota and led volunteers at Sanford Health Hospice in South Dakota and Minnesota.
Jorgensen is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls and Southeast Technical Institute with majors focusing on marketing, project management and graphic design. He has also been heavily involved with local organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Almost Home Canine Rescue and LifeScape.
About the ACLU of South Dakota
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of South Dakota is part of a three-state chapter that also includes North Dakota and Wyoming. The team in South Dakota is supported by staff in those states.
The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and the LGBTQ communities. The ACLU of South Dakota carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of South Dakota.