Tuesday in D.C: Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice

Tomorrow is a big day in Washington, courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International (USA), the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. More information is available here.

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 over 170,000 signatures to Congress, urging the restoration of our rights.

The point:

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 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.

The rally is from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, at Upper Senate Park (Constitution Ave. between New Jersey and Delaware Avenues, NE), Washington, DC.


Reporters and bloggers can get credentials at the media sign-in table - it'll be next to the press risers. The ACLU will be streaming the event live.

More than 50 organizations are participating. Also present will be Senators Ben Cardin, Chris Dodd, Tom Harkin and Patrick Leahy and Representatives John Conyers, Dennis Kucinich and
Jerrold Nadler.

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    Habeas (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by TCKelly on Fri Jul 13, 2007 at 09:02:13 AM EST
    does this also extend the deadline for filing habeas? or is this only for non-citizens?

    i'll be there. anyone else? nt (none / 0) (#1)
    by conchita on Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 10:29:43 PM EST

    Friends in high places (none / 0) (#2)
    by Sumner on Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 07:16:32 PM EST
    and God bless them... (none / 0) (#3)
    by Sumner on Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 08:48:02 PM EST