Lori Roman is president of the American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU), an organization founded as a “constructive alternative” or counterpoint to the liberal American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACRU has dubbed officials who implement pandemic-related safety precautions such as mask wearing “crisis tyrants.” The organization files amicus briefs and uses fear-mongering in favor of gun rights, voting restrictions, and other measures. Its website also links to The Heritage Foundation’s report on alleged voter fraud.
From 2006–08, Roman served as executive director of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right-wing, corporate bill mill. Earlier in her career, she worked for the U.S. Department of Education, first as the director of school choice and senior advisor on Family Educational Rights and then as deputy director/chief of staff of the White House Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives during the George W. Bush administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University.
January 6, 2021
- The ACRU shared a story on its website describing the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol as follows: “Democrats pieced a committee together against the rules and under false pretenses in order to persecute their political opposition.”
The Big Lie
- Roman and ACRU spread lies about fraud in the 2020 election, including claims that Dominion voting machines were unreliable and showed high levels of error.
- Her organization also claimed that “6 frauds were ‘more than sufficient’ to swing” the outcome of the election outcome.
- On June 3, 2020, Roman submitted written testimony to the Ohio state legislature stating that mail-in ballots should be “tightly controlled and have extremely limited use.”
- In May 2021, Roman testified in Congress that voter rolls in the U.S. are filled with people who have “moved, died, or are ineligible to legally vote.”