NEWARK, N.J. — The American Civil Liberties Union’s New Jersey chapter is getting a new executive director.

The group announced on Wednesday Jersey City resident Amol Sinha will take over the post on Sept. 1.

Sinha was director of the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Suffolk County chapter and recently led state advocacy campaigns to address wrongful convictions nationwide at the Innocence Project.

The son of Asian Indian immigrants, Sinha grew up in Lawrenceville. In a statement, Sinha says the issues South Asian communities face are “emblematic of civil rights issues.”

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