Historic Rally and Day of Action Expected to Draw Thousands from Across the Country

June 13, 2007 12:00 am

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WASHINGTON, DC – Thousands of Americans are storming Capitol Hill to participate in a ‘Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice’ to rally and then call on Congress to restore habeas corpus, fix the Military Commissions Act, end torture and rendition and restore our constitutional rights. Activists from all fifty states will gather at Upper Senate Park on June 26, 2007 and deliver tens of thousands of signatures to Congress, urging the restoration of our rights.

What: Rally and Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice

Who: Senator Ben Cardin
Senator Chris Dodd
Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Patrick Leahy
Representative John Conyers
Representative Dennis Kucinich
Representative Jerrold Nadler

Greg Proops of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Reverend Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus

Anthony Romero of the American Civil Liberties Union
Larry Cox of Amnesty International USA
David Keene of the American Conservative Union
Wade Henderson of LCCR
Rich Kilmer of NRCAT
Sister Diana Ortiz of TASSC, a torture survivor

Reverend Dr. Charles E. Gutenson
Dr. Ingrid Matson of Islamic Society of North America
Rabbi Garry Serotta of Temple Shalom
Bishop Walter Sullivan

More than 50 other organizations
Thousands of Americans from across the country

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Rally from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Upper Senate Park (Constitution Ave. between New Jersey and Delaware Avenues, NE), Washington, DC

The event is being sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International (USA), the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

For nearly seven years, the Bush administration has torn down our fundamental rights and freedoms – from the suspension of habeas corpus and due process, to shameful acts of torture, CIA kidnappings and secret prison programs. And on June 26, the American people will stand up in Washington, and demand those rights and freedoms be restored.

June 26 will mark the first time in the ACLU’s 87-year history the organization has convened a national event of this type.

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