E20: NRB’s Aaron Mercer defends Internet freedom

February 22, 2016

One of our Capitol Hill neighbors, Aaron Mercer–VP of Government Relations for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)–stops by ERLC’s Leland House to talk Internet freedom, viewpoint censorship, net neutrality, and his former life as a Senate staffer.

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Aaron Mercer is the Vice President of Government Relations for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). Overseeing NRB’s Capitol Hill office, Aaron is an advocate for NRB members as he communicates with officials of the White House, the United States Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and other government institutions. Aaron spearheads NRB’s efforts to protect and promote our cherished First Amendment rights – particularly religious liberty and the freedom of speech.  Prior to coming to NRB, Aaron worked for a decade in government and non-profit sectors in Washington, DC. While in the office of U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (KS), Aaron served as the chief organizer of the Senate Values Action Team. He became a leading voice among Congressional staff for finding creative avenues to honor the sanctity of human life, to promote healthy families, and to ensure respect for religious freedom and our nation’s faith-filled heritage. Aaron is a graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio, he and his family are active members of South Run Baptist Church in Springfield, VA.

Matthew Hawkins
Matthew Hawkins is host of the Canon & Culture Podcast, often alongside Andrew Walker or Dan Darling. While not podcasting, Matt serves as Coalitions Director, working with other groups in Washington, D.C., to achieve common objectives. He holds a BBA from Belmont University and an MA in Ethics and Public Affairs from George Mason University. Matt lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, D.C., where they are members of a church plant. He also serves on the board of a pregnancy resource ministry in northern Virginia. Follow Matt on Twitter via @mthawk.