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Public Policy Director


Public Policy



Caylin Young is the Director of Public Policy at the ACLU of Maryland after previously serving as Public Policy Counsel. He collaborates with stakeholders across the state in planning and implementing comprehensive legislative strategy. He provides legislative and strategic guidance and tools including policy analysis, strategies for lobbying, decision-maker targeting, effective coalition building, messaging, and public engagement. Before joining the ACLU, Caylin served as the Legislative Director for City Council President Brandon Scott and Deputy Director of Government Relations for Mayor Scott. He served as the 2015-2016 National Chair for the National Black Law Students Association. He interned for Maryland Court of Appeals, served as a Legal Fellow under U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker (D-NJ), and was Legislative Assistant for former Senate President Pro-Tempore Nathaniel J. McFadden (D-45) and Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn (D-45). He received a B.S. in Mathematics from Hampton University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law.