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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights
Upcoming Patriot Act Actions
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by Chuck Munson
Email: chuck (nospam) mutualaid.org (verified)
17 Oct 2005
The local AFSC and other citizens are organizing against the unAmerican Patriot Act.
Will you give one hour of your time to protect our liberties?
On October 26, 2001 President Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act into
Four years later, Congress is on the verge of reauthorizing all of the
provisions scheduled to sunset, and plans to make only minor changes.
Now is the time to remind Congress and the President that:
* We oppose the PATRIOT Act and other post-9/11 laws and policies that
infringe on rights and liberties guaranteed in our Bill of Rights!
* We value our freedoms and will defend them!
We invite you to join us in readings of the Bill of Rights which
our civil rights and freedoms.
Here is what we have planned. During the week of October 24th we need
to 20 volunteers to:
* Set up large sandwich boards with two sets of the Bill of Rights -
as passed and the other one "The Bill of Rights after the Patriot Act"
with phrases blacked out --at a busy location (we have identified some
locations across the metro/ or you may know of one near you);
* Read a script mourning the erosion of the protections of our civil
liberties and read the 10 Amendments making up the Bill of Rights;
* Dress in black clothes;
* Distribute literature and discuss your concerns about the attacks on
our freedoms with passers-by (we will provide background talking
WE NEED YOUR HELP. CONTACT US IF YOU WILL JOIN IN PROTECTING OUR CIVIL
RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES!
Call the American Friends Service Committee Civil Liberties Campaign
816-931-5256 to volunteer or for more information.
Kansas City Public Library
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nicolepowell (at) kclibrary.org
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