Hi! I'm Maya Dillard Smith, JD, MPP.
I'm a civil and human rights leader, legal scholar, political strategist, social impact engineer and news commentator. I’ve appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC’s The View and I’ve been featured in the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post, the LA Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.
For nearly a decade, I was a judge of judges in California, the largest law-trained judiciary in the world. On behalf of USAID, I advised Eastern European nations on post-civil war reconstruction of their judiciaries. I advised the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court on issues of state’s rights, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on crime, immigration, and the gay conversion ban.
I have worked for Democrats and Republicans in every branch of government (executive, legislature, and judiciary) at every level of government (local, regional, state, federal) to move smart policy on budget and finance, free speech, police and safety, privacy and technology, education, transportation, housing, the environment, gender and racial equity, economic development, voting rights and redistricting.
As the chief executive of ACLU of Georgia, I led statewide litigation, lobbying and communications efforts to protect faith, freedom, and equality. Two years ago I was thrust into the media limelight during the 2016 presidential election cycle and the first wave of what we now know as “fake news.” It's been a head spinning roller coaster since then, but I’ve been up for the challenge of telling and defending the truth even when it’s unpopular.
With so much political upheaval and chaos in the world, I'm here to break down the facts - unbiased and without spin - so you can make informed decisions about policy for you and your family.
Join the movement for trusted information! I'm leading the charge!
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