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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?
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…

Celebrating Equal Pay (And Bacon!) at the White House

Celebrating Equal Pay (And Bacon!) at the White House

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:59pm

Fifty years ago this week, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in the East Room while surrounded by leaders of the women's rights movement. And on Monday, President Obama celebrated its 50th anniversary with a ceremony in the East Room, and…

What Would You Do With $11,000?

What Would You Do With $11,000?

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:55pm

Imagine looking at your bank statement and seeing $11,000 more than you expected. If you're anything like me, you would immediately start planning how to spend your newfound riches. Should I be responsible and pay off my debt? Or should I finally take…

Strange Bedfellows Call for Mandatory Minimums Reform

Strange Bedfellows Call for Mandatory Minimums Reform

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:11pm

It's a rare day in Washington when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) agree on anything. So when I heard earlier this week that Paul and Leahy introduced a bill together that gives judges more discretion on mandatory minimum sentences,…

The Legacy of Trayvon Martin

The Legacy of Trayvon Martin

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:14pm

Exactly one year ago today, a 17-year-old boy named Trayvon Martin was gunned down in his quiet Florida suburb in a tragedy that left our country shocked and ashamed. The incident set off a national conversation about racial profiling and the role…

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…

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…

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