On the Agenda

On the Agenda: Blog Series

On the Agenda: March 31-April 4

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU 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 to win their office bracket, it's going to be hard to focus on anything else for the next couple days.
On the Agenda: March 24-28

On the Agenda: March 24-28

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU 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 10-14

On the Agenda: March 10-14

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 2:35pm

It may still only be 2014 on your Gregorian calendar, but for the political gossip press, it might as well be 2016 because it seems like all they can talk about is the presidential election that is 2.5 years away.

For example, pundits were…

On the Agenda: March 3-7

On the Agenda: March 3-7

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU 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 24-28

On the Agenda: February 24-28

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 12:51pm

The 2014 Winter Olympics concluded last night in Sochi, Russia in spectacular, if not somewhat bizarre fashion, with the infamous giant bear mascot shedding a tear during the closing ceremony before the torch was passed to PyeongChang, South Korea,…

On the Agenda: February 10-14

On the Agenda: February 10-14

By Matthew Harwood, Media Strategist, ACLU at 9:41am

Old-man winter spared the nation's capital the crippling blow it dealt to the Northeast last week, which turned out to be a very good thing for NSA critics. That meant that the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on surveillance reform went on as planned,…

On the Agenda: February 3-7

On the Agenda: February 3-7

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU 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 Relations Associate, ACLU 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: January 13-17

On the Agenda: January 13-17

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 12:20pm

Washington is slowly getting back into the swing of things following its annual winter hibernation when the streets are empty and it's relatively easy to get a table at all the new restaurants that line 14th St NW. Now, not so much.

Anyway,…

On the Agenda: January 6-10

On the Agenda: January 6-10

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU at 11:35am

Happy New Year, everyone! Congress is back in session this week, although it's a pretty light week on the Hill for our issues.

The big news this week is that the Senate is expected to vote on a three month extension of the unemployment benefits…

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