Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SAN JUAN: CORRECTION - Defending Our Civil Liberties and Human Rights - Rio Grande Valley ACLU


Due to problems with scheduling at the UU Fellowship of Hidalgo County, the previously announced meeting for the founding of the RGV chapter of the ACLU has been moved to Friday, December 14 @ 7PM.

Please forgive any inconvenience this may have caused. Hope to see you there!

In Solidarity,
Erik Toren

Dear Friends,
As concerned community residents, Nadezhda Garza and I are taking the initial steps toward founding a Rio Grand Valley American Civil Liberties Union chapter. ACLU chapters are volunteer-led ACLU branches to the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas that address civil rights and civil liberties issues affecting local communities, represent the ACLU in local matters, and maintain an ACLU presence in communities across the state.

After the horrendous events of Sept. 11, many of us have also been horrified at the further erosion of civil liberties and human rights in our country and in our local communities. From the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base detention camps to our own local detention centers, from the use of torture on detainees to the flagrant assault on immigrants, we are ready to take on the task of participating in activities and events to help preserve our rights as our nation’s leaders seek solutions to today’s political questions, and we are asking you to join in.

Please join us for our first meeting:

Date and Time: Friday, December 14, at 7pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hidalgo County Bldg. located at
1401 S. Nebraska Avenue in San Juan.

If you are unable to attend, but still excited about taking part in this effort to organize and defend our civil liberties and human rights, please contact me at by phone or email listed below.

Thank you so much, I am looking forward to creating a strong ACLU and strengthening the defense of civil liberties here in the Valley!

In Liberty,
Erik Torén

Contributed by:
Erik Toren
Valley World Peace Alliance

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