Person

Micah Kubic

Nationality:

American

Organization:

ACLU of Kansas

Micah Kubic is the executive director of the ACLU of Kansas and the previous executive director of the ACLU of Florida. Prior to joining the ACLU, Kubic worked for a variety of think tanks and advocacy groups, including the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Greater Kansas City Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC). Earlier, Kubic was a consultant and operative for various Democratic candidates in Missouri.

Career

Micah Kubic began working in politics in high school and throughout his college years. From 1999 to 2007, Kubic served as a legislative director for Kansas City Councilman Troy Nash (D) where he was involved in the deployment of the Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee’s $6 billion economic development fund. In 2000, Kubic worked as an intern for Representative Dick Gephardt (D-MO). [1] [2]

From 2001 to 2005, Kubic attended George Washington University. At school, he interned for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and then the American Federation of Teachers. [3]

From 2006 to 2014, Kubic worked as a freelance political consultant. His clients included Missouri State Senator Kiki Curls (D), Independence Mayor Rory Rowland (D), and the Save Kansas Committee, a PAC founded by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Zubic also provided consulting services to Zimmer Real Estate Services. [4] [5]

From 2007 to 2009, Kubic earned a Master’s degree in political science from Howard University, a historically Black university. After graduating, Kubic briefly interned at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. [6]

In 2008, Kubic became a board member of the worldwide board of directors of People to People International. In 2016, he became chairman of the board. [7]

From 2009 to 2012, Kubic earned a Ph.D. in political science and government at Howard University. [8]

From 2011 to 2014, Kubic worked as a program officer and then senior program officer at the Greater Kansas City Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), a diversity, equity, and inclusion-oriented community development fund. [9] [10] Kubic oversaw a grant portfolio worth $2.4 million. [11]

In 2014, Kubic served as the director of planning, development, and evaluation of the Full Employment Council, a $17 million nonprofit in Kansas City. [12] [13]

From 2015 to 2018, Kubic worked as the executive director of the ACLU of Kansas. Over four years, he expanded the staff from three to 15, and grew the annual budget from $500,000 to $1.4 million. [14] [15] After the 2016 election, Kubic was an outspoken opponent of Kris Kobach, then-co-char of the Election Integrity Committee (EIC) and a candidate for governor of Kansas. Kubic accused Kobach of using the EIC of erecting barriers to voting to disenfranchise black voters to support Republican candidates. [16]

In 2019, Kubic became the head of the ACLU of Florida. [17]

In January 2022, he returned to the ACLU of Kansas as executive director. [18] Since returning, Kubic has formed Kansans United for Civil Liberties, an ACLU PAC focused on abortion access and voting laws in Kansas. [19]

Racial Issues

Micah Kubic is a proponent of left-wing views on racial issues. He first became interested in race when he joined a voluntary desegregation program in elementary and middle school in Kansas City. Kubic was one of a handful of students bussed from the suburbs to an inner-city magnet school. [20]

In 2016, Kubic published Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment, a history of one of the oldest Black advocacy groups in the United States. [21]

In 2009, Kubic published a paper in Souls on the distinctions between Black theology, Black nationalism, and Black liberalism. [22]

References

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  2. “About Micah.” Micah Kubic. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.micahkubic.com/about-micah. ^
  3. “Micah Kubic.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-kubic-b91ab0a4/. ^
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  5. “Committee supporting Kansas City earnings tax raises $800K.” Kansas City Business Journal. January 24, 2011. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2011/01/24/earnings-tax-kansas-city-campaign.html. ^
  6. “Micah Kubic.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-kubic-b91ab0a4/. ^
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  9. “Micah Kubic.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-kubic-b91ab0a4/. ^
  10. “Our Mission.” LISC Greater Kansas City. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.lisc.org/kansas-city/who-we-are/vision-mission/. ^
  11. “About Micah.” Micah Kubic. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.micahkubic.com/about-micah. ^
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  13. “Bio.” ACLU. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.aclu.org/bio/micah-w-kubic. ^
  14. “Micah Kubic.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-kubic-b91ab0a4/. ^
  15. “About Micah.” Micah Kubic. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.micahkubic.com/about-micah. ^
  16. Shelly, Barbara. “Micah Kubic, executive director of the ACLU’s Kansas chapter, is the anti-Kobach.” The Pitch. November 20, 2017. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.thepitchkc.com/micah-kubic-executive-director-of-the-aclus-kansas-chapter-is-the-antikobach/. ^
  17. “Micah Kubic.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-kubic-b91ab0a4/. ^
  18. “Micah Kubic.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-kubic-b91ab0a4/. ^
  19. Mipro, Rachel. “Kansas ACLU creates PAC to highlight reproductive and voting rights issues in House race.” News from the States. October 12, 2022. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.newsfromthestates.com/article/kansas-aclu-creates-pac-highlight-reproductive-and-voting-rights-issues-house-races. ^
  20. “About Micah.” Micah Kubic. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.micahkubic.com/about-micah. ^
  21. “Writings.” Micah Kubic. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.micahkubic.com/writings-1. ^
  22. Kubic, Micah W. “Between Malcolm and Martin: James Cone’s Black Theology as Pragmatic Ideological Alternative.” Taylor and Francis Online. December 7, 2009. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10999940903417433. ^
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