Tuesday, September 6, 2011


CONTACT: Alexandra Bassil, Greater Miami Chapter Board Member alexeb@the-beach.net

MIAMI, Fla. – Today the Greater Miami Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida announces the third in a free series of forums on “Civil Liberties and Good Government.” The third forum will be held on Saturday, September 17, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables.

After each event there will be a wine and cheese reception.

Constitution Day Celebration of Good Government

The U. S. Constitution and the accompanying Bill of Rights form the foundation of our society. The principles embedded in these documents provide the guideposts for civil liberties, which the ACLU has sworn to protect since its founding in 1920. Our panelists, who represent the legislative and judicial branches of our government, act on our behalf to advance these principles and to protect the civil liberties contained within these documents. Good government is alive today because of the marriage between our representatives and the ACLU. Any separation of these partners could lead to the decline of the Republic for which we stand! Issues from freedom of assembly to voting rights will be open for discussion, particularly as they apply to the citizens of the State of Florida.

Panelists: Nan Rich, State Senator, Democrat (Minority) Leader,

Kendall Coffey, Attorney

Philip Hubbart, Judge

Rosemary Barkett, Judge, former Chief Justice Florida Supreme Court

Moderator: Howard Simon, Executive Director, ACLU of Florida

WHERE: Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

305-442-4408 http://www.booksandbooks.com/coralgables

HOW: For more information contact: Ms. Alexandra Bassil, ACLU Greater Miami Chapter 305-389-3313 or alexeb@the-beach.net

About the ACLU of Florida

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida is freedom's watchdog, working daily in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For additional information, visit the Web site at: www.aclufl.org. # # #



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