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Policy Advocate





Josh Frost is the Policy Advocate at the ACLU of Hawaiʻi where he works beside the Policy Director and the rest of the staff to defend civil rights and liberties through advocacy and education.

Josh brings a deep background of two decades in legislative advocacy in Hawaiʻi. He began his political engagement and career as a founding member of Equality Hawaiʻi and spent the early years of his advocacy fighting for Marriage Equality. Since then, he has engaged primarily in policy development and advocacy on economic and criminal justice reform.

Born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, Frost has a dual bachelor’s degree in comparative religion and philosophy from Miami University (in Ohio) and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.

Prior to joining the ACLU of Hawaiʻi team, Josh worked in the policy office for Governor Abercrombie and Governor Ige. After leaving the Governor’s office in 2018, he has worked for a handful of State Legislators and has managed or advised a number of candidates for public office.

Josh has lived in Hawaiʻi for more than 20 years and also served as a member of his Neighborhood Board from 2017-2023, the last two years as the Board Chair.