- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 10, 2008

ACLU - 8 a.m. - The American Civil Liberties Union holds its 2008 membership conference, “Stand Up for Freedom.” “The Hero Next Door: Challenging Abuse of Power in the Neighborhood” focuses on immigrants rights and featuring the work of the Texas and New Mexico affiliates. Introductory remarks by Terri Burke, executive director, ACLU of Texas. Speakers include Vanita Gupta, ACLU Racial Justice Program; Laura Rotolo, ACLU of Massachusetts; and Brendan Egan, ACLU of New Mexico. Clients and witnesses include Mario Garza, Elizabeth Garcia, Luissana Santibenez, Elizabeth Villafranca, James de la Torre, David de la Torre and Rebecca Acuna and Julieta Garibay. Moderator: Lisa Graybill, ACLU of Texas. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contacts: Maria Marchuleta, 212/519-7808.

Energy efficiency - 5 p.m. - The United States Energy Association hosts a forum, “Energy Efficiency: What’s Happening Now and What’s Next?” Location: Rayburn House Office Building, foyer. Contact: Sam Wells, 717/393-3831.

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