We have 7 full-time staff, of which 3 are pro-bono staff attorneys. We also have a complement of 10 permanent volunteers and high school and/or undergraduate interns who work on the legislative and lobbying efforts of the organization. Our local Affiliate has more than 5,000 active members and the ACLU has over 500,000 members nationwide. We are centrally located, off Dupont Circle, easily accessible by the red line.
For more than seventeen years, Steve has been monitoring the work of the D.C. Council and testifying and lobbying on our behalf. Now he says “it’s time for me to hang up my shingle.” Asked to reflect on his career, Steve stated that he has been especially gratified when ACLU initiatives were enacted into law, such as the recently passed revision of the District’s archaic disorderly conduct statutes. He adds that he is especially proud of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in preventing the enactment of a sex offender registry law (Megan’s Law) that would have discriminated against the LGBT community.
The ACLU of the Nation's Capital and its Future Leadership Council encourages youth in high schools and undergraduate college campuses around the region to start ACLU clubs. It is easy to do, just contact Beverly at (202) 457-0800 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org to receive assistance in organizing a club.