National ACLU Legislative Counsel To Speak At Northshire Bookstore
Topic of Presentation is “Civil Liberties in an Election Year”
Michael "Wes" Macleod-Ball, legislative chief of staff and First Amendment counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, D.C., will offer "An Insider Report on Civil Liberties -- Expectations and Realities in an Election Year" Thursday, Aug. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore.
In his ACLU position, Macleod-Ball helps manage a team of lobbyists and policy counsels who work with congressional and administration officials on a nonpartisan basis to ensure that Americans' civil liberties are preserved and protected. Macleod-Ball lobbies Congress and the executive branch on First Amendment issues, in particular. He has been quoted widely by national and regional media outlets and has spoken across the country on the ACLU's civil liberties agenda. He has testified before Congress on free speech issues, has submitted written commentary on a wide range of issues relating to individual rights, and has published articles on freedom of online speech and religious liberty.
The Aug. 30 talk will offer an insider’s view on civil liberties issues before Congress and the nation.
Also on hand to speak to civil liberties issues specific to Vermont will be Allen Gilbert, ACLU-VT executive director.
The event is open to the public. Suggested contribution is $20. Beverages and light fare will be served. All proceeds help support the work of the ACLU.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the ACLU office at 802-223-6304, x114.