Commonwealth National Podcast

The Urgency of Action in the Age of Obama

Duration: 
1:07:23

The Urgency of Action in the Age of Obama

Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union.

The Club's new series focusing on threats to -- and defense of -- the U.S. Constitution kicks off with a timely speech by a constitutional expert. The first few months of Obama’s presidency have brought considerable change, but Romero says there is still much work to be done in the area of civil liberties. Romero, a pioneer figure in ACLU’s history, believes that the economic crisis and international pressure will force Obama to put potentially divisive issues on the back burner, such as gay rights, the future of Guantanamo, and the war on terror. Join Romero for a timely discussion about the important issues facing Americans and how people are working to protect or restore the rights embedded in this nation's founding document.