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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?
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…

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…

The Marijuana Fight Comes to Congress (Again)

The Marijuana Fight Comes to Congress (Again)

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 5:03pm

Washington and Colorado made big news on Election Day last year when residents voted to legalize small amounts of recreational marijuana – could the federal government be next? Last week, two bills were introduced in the House of Representatives…

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 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: 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…

On the Agenda: Week of September 30-October 4

On the Agenda: Week of September 30-October 4

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:33am

"What a fun week in Congress!" said absolutely no one in Washington last Friday.

Government shutdown madness is still in full swing on Capitol Hill. After the House passed a spending bill to keep the government running until mid-November, the…

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