Legal and Legislative Assistant


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George Cordero is a Legal and Legislative Assistant at the ACLU of Hawai‘i. He has a unique position whereas during Hawaii’s legislative session (January to May), he focuses on policy and advocacy work and then shifts to legal work for the remainder of the year. In the legislative realm, George does policy research, bill tracking, and maintains great rapport with the legislature. While in the legal realm, George primarily handles intakes, attends coalition meetings, and assists in filings.

Prior to joining the ACLU, George was a legislative assistant in the State Government Relations branch of the University of Southern California in Sacramento. He also interned in several nonprofit agencies and several members of the California State Legislature. During his undergrad, George worked as a student assistant in the Department of Health Care Services.

George graduated from California State University Sacramento (go, Hornets!) where he obtained double bachelor in Political Science and Communication Studies in 2013. During his time in Sacramento State, George served as a director in student government.

Born and raised in a small island province in the Philippines, George is a proud first-generation immigrant. His family immigrated to Sacramento, California where he and his siblings attended K-12 through college. As of 2016, George moved to Honolulu, Hawai‘i, where he spends his weekends on the beach, hiking, surfing, wrenching on his truck or motorcycle, and cheering for his beloved Sacramento Kings from 2,500 miles away.