NGLTF Creates New Department
to Focus on Federal Affairs
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced the creation of a new Department of Public Policy and Government Affairs and the hiring of three noted leaders and advocates including former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Eleanor D. (Eldie) Acheson to staff the department.
The three exceptional leaders hired to staff the department are: Eldie Acheson, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Policy Development, will serve as Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs. During her eight-year tenure at the Department of Justice, Ms. Acheson managed the agencys judicial appointment process and had responsibility for a broad array of criminal and civil justice policy and legislative initiatives, including law enforcement, crime and violence control, violence against women, and sexual assault.