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Everybody Wants to Reform ECPA - So Where's the White House?

Everybody Wants to Reform ECPA - So Where's the White House?

By Sandra Fulton, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:01am
A coalition of over 70 organizations sent a letter yesterday to President Obama, urging him to support a clean update to our online privacy laws and warning him about the dangers of carving out any exceptions that would give some government agencies warrantless access to our online communications. The message was simple:
On the Agenda: Blog Series

On the Agenda: April 28 – May 2

By Rachel Nusbaum, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:51am

Remember that feeling on the very last night of summer vacation or spring break, when it begins to slowly dawn on you that yes, you really do have to go back to school tomorrow. Even worse, you just know that all the homework you didn’t manage to…

Women who work full time still earn, on average, only $0.77 for ever $1 men earn

Equal Pay's Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

By Deborah J. Vagins, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:14am

Four years ago, the Paycheck Fairness Act failed in the Senate. The bill, which would have helped close the pay gap between men and women by updating the Equal Pay Act of 1963, had majority support. But because a few senators blocked…