ACLU To Open New South Carolina Office

June 26, 2008 12:00 am

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July 2 Launch Will Bring Powerful Voice To Protect Constitutional Liberties Of All South Carolinians

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The American Civil Liberties Union will announce the opening of its new South Carolina Office July 2 at a press conference and ceremonial ribbon-cutting that will include Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and a host of other political and community leaders.

The press conference, intentionally timed to coincide with Independence Day as a way of highlighting the ACLU’s historic commitment to preserving the principles contained in the Bill of Rights, will be held at Charleston’s Old Exchange Building – site of South Carolina’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. The event will mark the official opening of the South Carolina Office and the creation of a new powerful voice for civil liberties across the state.

At the press conference, Graham Boyd, a native South Carolinian and the Interim Executive Director of the ACLU South Carolina Office, will announce the details of what will be a broad, non-partisan approach to defending constitutional rights in the state and new commitments to engaging the state’s civil liberties community and seeking and responding to the opinions of all South Carolinians.

WHO: Graham Boyd, Interim Executive Director of the ACLU South Carolina Office, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and other South Carolina political and community leaders.

WHAT: A press conference to announce the opening of the new ACLU South Carolina Office.

WHEN: Wednesday July 2, 2008, 2 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Old Exchange Building
122 E. Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information about the ACLU can be found online at: www.aclu.org

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