July 4th Palisades Parade Update: ACLU-NCA will not have its own contingent in the Palisades Parade this year, but hope to participate again in 2013. For those ACLU-NCA members who support DC Statehood and wish to participate in the parade with other organizations that also support statehood for the District of Columbia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-457-0800.
Notable Speakers to Participate
This Fall, the ACLU-NCA will launch its Luncheon Speakers Series and will fete a number of notable and knowledgeable speakers who will discuss a range of civil liberties issues. Among the topics to be discussed are “What is a Civil Liberty,” “Government Secrecy and Our Right To Know,” “Principle versus Politics and the Positions of the ACLU,” “The Future of Civil Liberties,” and “Equal Footing in Congress for the District of Columbia.”
Some forty D.C. Metropolitan Police Officers who are School Resource Officers (SROs) within the D.C. Public Schools received training from the ACLU-NCA and its partners in preparation for the upcoming school year.
The ACLU is supported by annual dues and contributions from its members. We also receive a few grants from private foundations. Each year, Washington-area “freedom-lovers” eagerly anticipate the Bill of Rights Awards Luncheon, hosted by the ACLU-NCA and spotlighting fascinating people for over forty years.
This annual celebration of old friends, new colleagues and the freedoms we hold dear, has informed and inspired both members and non-members with moving, funny, compelling and historically significant presentations.