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2013 BILL OF RIGHTS DINNER
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Join us as we pay tribute to and honor
Benjamin Todd Jealous, President & CEO of the NAACP,
Rev. Delman Coates, Pastor, Ennon Baptist Church, and
Bert Foer, American Antitrust Institute
– celebrating marriage equality and distinguished civil liberty service
Featuring Keynote Speaker
House of Representatives, United States Congress, MN-05
Benjamin Todd Jealous
2013 Edgerton Recipient
Rev. Delman Coates
Special Recognition Award
2013 Barth Recipient
We come together at this dinner then to celebrate the relationship recognition, marriage equality and distinguished service to the preservation of civil liberties and civil rights.
For information on seats and sponsorships, click here, or contact Benétta M. Standly at (202) 457-0800. Seats are priced at $150 each (tax-deductible over the $70 per plate charge). For online ticket sales, sponsorships or to make a donation, click the buttons below. This promises to be an exhilarating, exciting, and enlivening event. Make your reservation today and see you there!
ACLU of the Nation's Capital invites law students interested in public interest lawyering to apply for summer internships. Work on civil liberties litigation and legislation to help the community of Washington, DC.
DC Jail Limited Food for Muslims Breaking Their Daily Fast In 2011 Ramadan -- ACLU Investigation Shows; Officials Urged to Not Repeat Problem in 2012August 19, 2012
Muslim inmates at the contract annex to the D.C. Jail (operated by Tennessee-based Corrections Corp. of America and known as the Correctional Treatment Facility) fasted religiously from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan last August . And in prior years, Aramark, the jail food contractor, served a double dinner portion to make up the lost nutrition.
But not in 2011. ACLU has now learned what happened and asked DC officials to assure no repeat in 2012.
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.
50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER - Monday, April 16th
Join us as we say farewell to Johnny Barnes
and pay tribute to
David Isbell, Frank Kameny and Ralph Temple at our
Golden Anniversary Dinner
–celebrating 50 years from Loving v. Virginia to United States v. Jones: D.C. GPS case
Jane Mayer, investigative reporter with The New Yorker and
Jose-Antonio Vargas, multimedia journalist and founder of "Define American"
With Guest Speaker
Linda Greenhouse, former New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent
and well-know public television commentator
2012 Edgerton Recipient
2012 Edgerton Recipient
We come together at this Dinner to celebrate the past, present and future of the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital along with its accomplishments and work in alleviating preventive detention and police misconduct, employment discrimination and censorship, as well as the promotion of academic freedom, church-state separation, first amendment rights and overall defense of civil rights that involve infringement of civil liberties. Click here for full story.
For information on seats and sponsorships, click here, or contact Felicia Smith at (202) 457-0800. Seats are priced at $150 each (tax-deductible over the $70 per plate charge). For online ticket sales, sponsorshorships or to make a donation, click the buttons below. This promises to be an exhilarating, exciting, and enlivening event.
On February 1, ACLU-NCA Senior Staff Attorney Fritz Mulhauser testified at a DC Council oversight hearing reviewing the implementation of the recently revised statute on disorderly conduct. Our testimony focused on two problems of overzealous enforcement, involving the "incommoding" and "disrupting public gatherings" portions of the law.
On February 3, we opposed Bill 19-485, which would mandate pretrial detention or the use of an electronic monitoring device by any person accused of a crime involving a gun. We pointed out that the bill’s central purpose – removing from the courts the ability to tailor the conditions of pretrial release to fit the defendant – was at odds with the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of excessive bail.
High Ranking Senate and House Staffers Headline
New D.C. Statehood Song to be Unveiled
Darrel Thompson, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate Majority Leader and Keenan Keller, Senior Democratic Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee headline a distinguished group of presenters, including Aimee Ochetti, Director of Government relations for UDC and Wade Henderson, Executive Director of the Leadership Conference On Civil Rights, that will discuss "Making Congress Move" at the D.C. Statehood Winter Teach In. Come. Learn More. Act Now. Be a part of the Solution, not part of the Problem.
|Darrel Thompson||Aimee Ochetti||Wade Henderson|
At The Carnegie Institution
16th and "P" Streets, N.W. - Washington, D.C.
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Saturday, January 7 2012
Don't Miss This! Free For The Public!
RSVP to Johnny.Barnes@aclu-nca.org or (202) 457-0800
As with the Summer Teach In, this Teach In will be followed by an evening of entertainment. While the Entertainment Program is not free, tickets are priced to be affordable, and a new D.C. Statehood Song will be introduced. View event flyer »
The new song has been produced by Leonard, Coleman and Blunt, former Lead Singers with the Temptations, Drifters and Platters and features a special appearance by Ms. Ayanna Gregory, daughter of Comedian and activist Dick Gregory.
New D.C. Statehood Song to be Unveiled
A committed and enthusiastic group of citizens, led by Elinor Hart, have been urging Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 265, the D.C. Statehood Bill introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
G. Derek Musgrove, Ph.D.
Our Winter Teach In will be dedicated to 1) informing participants of those efforts; 2) enlisting additional support for the work of Elinor's group; and 3) organizing external efforts to promote D.C. Statehood. Themed "How to make Congress move," the Winter Teach In will feature a General Session and two Break-Out Sessions.
We have excellent presenters lined up, including staff from Congress, the Executive Branch and private sector activists and lobbyists who know how to get things done in Congress. Because of limited capacity, kindly let us know if you plan to participate in the Teach In. A complete Agenda will then be sent to you later. Read more »