Brittany Stonesifer is a Staff Attorney for the Democracy & Civic Engagement Program at the ACLU of Northern California, where she advocates to expand the franchise to all Californians and to reduce barriers to voting caused by the registration process. Since joining the ACLU in 2019, Brittany has fought with a grassroots coalition to restore voting rights to people with criminal convictions, utilizing her prior expertise in reforming criminal justice policy.
Before coming to the ACLU, Brittany coordinated a statewide campaign to eliminate criminal administrative fees that trap re-entering people and their families in cycles of poverty. She also spent five years as a staff attorney with Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. At LSPC, Brittany helped change county practices that illegally blocked certain Californians with criminal convictions from voting. Leading LSPC’s economic justice work, Brittany helped make California the first state in the nation to stop suspending the licenses of drivers who missed a payment in traffic court.
Before finishing law school, Brittany interned with ACLU of Northern California, Global Justice Center in New York City, and New Haven Legal Assistance Association in Connecticut. Originally from Hawaii, Brittany received her law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, where she specialized in civil rights and international human rights law, and her bachelor’s from the Evergreen State College, where she concentrated in race, class, and gender studies. In her spare time, Brittany loves to do hip hop dance and to bake pastries.