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Meghan
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Meghan Groob (@mgroob) is a media strategist at the Washington Legislative Office. Previously, Meghan served as communications director for Congressman Ben Chandler and also managed communications for his re-election campaign in 2012. Prior to her time on the Hill, she did press for an environmental non-profit. Meghan is a native of Fort Mitchell, KY and received her B.A. from New York University.

How to Save $24 Billion and Fix Our Broken Justice System

How to Save $24 Billion and Fix Our Broken Justice System

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:19pm
Here's a hypothetical for you: Someone approaches you on the street and offers you a big stack of cash with no strings attached. Do you take it?
On the Agenda: June 2-6

On the Agenda: June 2-6

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:37am

Friday was a slow news day in DC.

Said absolutely no one.

Anyone looking to bury bad news had a perfect opportunity on Friday afternoon in wake of what I'm dubbing Resign-A-Palooza. In the morning, President Obama announced that Veterans…

On the Agenda: May 19-23

On the Agenda: May 19-23

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:32am

One week until the unofficial start of summer, folks. With Memorial Day and DC's inevitable barrage of heat waves around the corner, it's easy to forget that Election Day is less than six months away. That leaves us with limited time to pass all of…

On the Agenda: May 5-9

On the Agenda: May 5-9

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:56am

Ladies and gentleman, the tinsel has left the town. Last Saturday was the one event in D.C. that is guaranteed to bring the stars to our fair nation's capital: the White House Correspondent's Dinner, a.k.a. Nerd Prom.

This year's fete was hosted…

Martin Sheen from The West Wing: Tell Congress Smarter Sentencing Now!

Finally! One of the West Wing's Biggest Cliffhangers Answered

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:49am

Years after the West Wing left us hanging, we finally have an answer to one of the show's biggest unanswered questions: Does President Josiah Bartlet support sentencing reform?

Okay, maybe I'm overstating it a bit. The aptly titled episode…

On the Agenda: Blog Series

On the Agenda: March 31-April 4

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:56am

It's the best time of year, folks: March Madness. Even though it's almost April, March Madness still consumes offices across the country as we move onto the Final Four. Whether you're a diehard Kentucky fan like me (go Cats!) or just someone who wants…

On the Agenda: March 24-28

On the Agenda: March 24-28

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:35am

Have you tuned into cable news lately? I have, and based on what I've seen, the only thing happening in the world these days is the ongoing saga of Malaysian Airlines MH370. While the story is fascinating and heartbreaking, it's a bit hard to remember…

On the Agenda: March 3-7

On the Agenda: March 3-7

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:07am

So have you finished House of Cards yet? If you're like most of us here in the Washington Legislative Office, you probably binge watched the whole season in one weekend. But we understand that some of you may have lives and may have needed a couple…

On the Agenda: February 3-7

On the Agenda: February 3-7

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:57am

Last week was a big week for immigration for two very different people: Justin Bieber and House Speaker John Boehner.

Apparently we here at the ACLU aren't the only ones with questions about how differently Bieber would be treated if he…

On the Agenda: January 27-31

On the Agenda: January 27-31

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:10am

Washington may be in a deep freeze right now, but even the cold can't ruin the excitement in the air. Tomorrow is one of the best days of the year here in DC.

That's right, folks. The State of the Union is tomorrow at 9 PM ET. Cancel your evening…

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