New ACLU Ads Call on 110th Congress to Restore Lost American Freedoms

January 4, 2007 12:00 am

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WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that, beginning Thursday, January 4, a new print advertisement will run in targeted congressional districts, calling on the 110th Congress to restore the constitutional freedoms lost in recent years. The ad outlines a wish list of four New Year’s resolutions for the new Congress, including “end torture in secret prisons,” “restore habeas corpus and due process,” “stop warrantless eavesdropping on innocent Americans,” and “bring the Patriot Act in line with the Constitution.

“The ACLU is hopeful that the 110th Congress will perform its constitutional duty to act as a check and balance to the executive branch, and we are committed to ensuring that vital American freedoms are restored in the coming year,” said Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. “But we can’t do it alone. We’re inviting Americans across the nation who are troubled by the abuses of power committed by the current administration to stand with us.”

The advertisement is running in eight states and is online at http://action.aclu.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Jan_ad

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