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November 18, 2016

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ACLU Testifies on D.C. Campaign Finance Bills

November 16, 2016

For many years, the ACLU has supported the idea of public financing, but for many years, public financing systems that were adopted favored Republicans and Democrats over other candidates, or violated the First Amendment rights of nonparticipants. 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Strategic Communications Director

November 09, 2016

We will begin reviewing applications for this member of the leadership team as of Nov. 28.

DC SUSPENDS UNCONSTITUTIONAL BAN AGAINST PUBLIC-HOUSING ACTIVIST

November 04, 2016

Empower DC’s Schyla Pondexter-Moore, critic of DC housing policy, was banned from all Housing Authority meetings for 60 days; now permitted to attend one meeting

 

ACLU DEMANDS DC LIFT BAN AGAINST PUBLIC-HOUSING ACTIVIST

November 03, 2016

Empower DC’s Schyla Pondexter-Moore, critic of DC housing policy, was banned from all Housing Authority meetings for 60 days; ACLU charges First Amendment violation.

DC Joins Nationwide Community Control Over Police Surveillance Effort

September 21, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union and local officials in DC announced today that they are launching efforts to bring greater transparency to the acquisition and use of local police surveillance technologies.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Summer 2017 Law Clerk

September 21, 2016

The ACLU of the Nation’s Capital seeks law clerks to work full-time during Summer 2017.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring 2017 Law Clerk

September 21, 2016

The ACLU of the Nation’s Capital seeks law clerks to work part-time during the Spring 2017 school semester.

#TerrenceSterling: No Transparency, No Accountability

September 14, 2016

The shooting of Terrence Sterling is a tragedy that, by all accounts, may have been avoided.

The ACLU of the Nation’s Capital is deeply concerned not only by the aggressive strategies and tactics used by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), but also the conflicting reports and absence of body camera footage.

UPDATED: DCPS reverses policy on girls' admission to Ron Brown school

September 12, 2016

Changes outlined by Office of the Attorney General respond to ACLU report questioning constitutionality of boys-only programs. UPDATE: DCPS backtracks from earlier statement.

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