Broad New Coalition Calls For Reasoned Debate To Protect National Security and Crucial American Freedoms

September 19, 2001 12:00 am

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Media AdvisoryIn Defense of Freedom:
Broad New Coalition Calls For Reasoned Debate
To Protect National Security and Crucial American FreedomsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 19, 2001

At a noon news conference on Thursday, September 20, a large coalition – including organizations of every political stripe – will release a 10-point statement of principles demonstrating its solidarity with the nation and its leaders and offering guidance for the preservation of freedom and civil liberties in the wake of the events of September 11th.

The signatories will include a broad array of civil liberties, civil rights, ethnic, religious, privacy, social conservative and government watchdog groups from all ends of the political spectrum.

Speakers will include:

  • Nihad Awad, Council on American-Islamic Relations

  • Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

  • Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform

  • Anthony D. Romero, American Civil Liberties Union

    The 10-point statement and a full list of signatories will be released at the news conference.

    Thursday, September 20, 2001 – 12:00 pm E.D.T.

    National Press Club, Holeman Room
    529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
    Washington, DC

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