February 28, 2014

Connecting Lawmakers with the Community

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Shakyra Diaz, Case Western Reserve University alumnus, shares her experiences working with the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and some of the types of cases she works on. Diaz also discusses what she must do in order to properly complete her job, such as embedding herself in her community, listening to those who are not used to speaking up and bridging the gap between the community and those who create laws.

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(right) Gladys Haddad, host of Regionally Speaking
(left) Shakyra Diaz, policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio

Posted by: Kathryn Witkowski February 28, 2014 05:00 PM | Category:


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It is always good for the society when law makers interact with community before making the laws so that the ground situation will be reflected in the law, otherwise the law will be useless for the common public.

Posted by John on March 6, 2014 08:59 AM

Really nice interview, Shakyra have so much experience (i remember her interviews 2 years ago).

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