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ACLU To Testify Wednesday Before House On Charitable Giving And Counterterrorism


American Civil Liberties Union Policy Counsel and former FBI
Agent Michael German will testify before a House Committee on Financial
Services subcommittee Wednesday at 10 a.m. In addition to the ACLU, the
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hear from government
officials, legal experts and civil liberties advocates during a hearing
meant to discuss ways to block terrorist financing while allowing
legitimate and lawful charities to run unimpeded.

German will testify about the need for
greater transparency and due process in the Treasury Department's
enforcement of anti-terrorism financing laws and its affect on
charitable organizations.


House Committee on
Financial Services Subcommittee on
Oversight and Investigations hearing, "Anti-Money Laundering: Blocking
Terrorist Financing and Its Impact on Lawful Charities"
Glaser, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist
Financing and Financial Crimes (Glaser will be testifying individually
before the second panel)
German, Policy Counsel and former FBI Agent, ACLU
Kay Guinane, Program Manager, Charity and Security Network
Levitt, Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence,
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. EDT

2128 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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