Annette Lamoreaux grew up in Northern California, where she attended a voluntarily desegregated high school in East Palo Alto. At Princeton, she was a Politics major, an RA, wrote for The Daily Princetonian, and, was arrested at the NY Stock Exchange for protesting nuclear power.
After Princeton, Annette received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Her first lawyer job (in Texas) was defending inmates on death row. She has represented domestic violence victims, Muslims questioned by the FBI, young women polygamists from Yearning for Zion Ranch, a consortium of libraries challenging a National Security Letter, and anti-death penalty activists protesting Connecticut’s first modern execution. Most recently, she has worked with hurricane survivors from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Since 2000, she has protected voting rights for the Democratic Party around the country. In 2008, she was drafted for Barack Obama’s S87 legal team during the contested Texas primary. A passionate civil liberties advocate, she recently retired from the ACLU of Texas Foundation board after serving for almost a decade, including four years as legal chair.