Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Redwood ACLU Nominating Committee Meeting Fri Aug 29 Noon

The Nominating Committee of the Redwood Chapter, ACLU will meet on Friday, August 29th at 12:00 at our offices at 917 Third Street, Suite Q, Eureka.

The task of the committee is to set a date for the Annual Meeting of the Redwood Chapter, to produce a slate of candidates for election or re-election to the Board of Directors for the chapter, and to review nominees for the Patriot Award, which will be put to a final vote of the board next month.

The current members of the nominating committee include three currently serving Boardmembers (Christina Allbright, Charles Douglas and Maria Hershey), plus two ACLU members-at-large who are not on the Board (Xandra Manns, Jamie Rose). All ACLU members in good standing are welcome to attend and deliver their input as well.

For more information, write back to this address or call the Redwood ACLU Hotline at 707-442-4419.

Redwood ACLU Board Meeting Tuesday Aug 19th Noon

The Board of Directors of the Redwood Chapter, ACLU will meet Tuesday, August 19th at 12:00 p.m. at the ACLU office at 917 Third Street, Suite Q (between J & K Streets) in Eureka.

The agenda will include an update on the status of the proposal to create a multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team for Arcata, Eureka, HSU, Fortuna and Trinidad; labeling and distribution of the next Chapter Newsletter; an update on the Arcata police review campaign and efforts on behalf of civilian review for other local law enforcement agencies; review of a letter to the Affiliate and other ACLU chapters concerning the efficacy of hand-counted paper ballots and other election reform efforts; reports from Chapter officers and committees; and consideration of other items which Boardmembers or at-large members may bring up.

Board meetings are open to all ACLU members in good standing. Please call 442-4419 or drop by our office for more information or to request the inclusion of a new item on the meeting agenda.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Outreach Committee meets Tues Aug 12th Noon

All ACLU members in good standing are welcome to attend the next meeting of the Outreach Committee of the Redwood Chapter, ACLU.

We're meeting on Tuesday, August 12th at Noon at our office at 917 Third Street, Suite Q in Old Town Eureka.

The Outreach Committee, as the name suggests, is dedicated to enhancing the outreach of the local ACLU in diverse communities, especially the ongoing tabling program to sign up new members and get the word out on local issues and initiatives like police review, election reform, illegal surveillance and more. Outreach also concerns the chapter newsletter (which is mailed to all local ACLU members), coalition-building work with other like minded individuals and groups, and social networking events such as the Arts Alive! events held last year.

The Outreach Committee is also looking to work with a prospective new intern to phone bank our 800+ local ACLU members and get a weekly tabling campaign going at local stores and farmers' markets. We're looking for other good ideas too from members like you, so show up, speak up and get involved! If you're unable to make the meeting, please leave your suggestions on our hotline at 442-4419 or e-mail < redwoodaclu@hotmail.com >.

LAST CALL for submissions to Redwood Liberty News

This is the LAST CALL for submissions for the next edition of our chapter
newsletter, the Redwood Liberty News (formerly known as the Redwood
Libertine). The deadline is FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH AT 4:00 P.M.

Any civil liberties-related topic is fair game for your analysis and
criticism, anywhere from 200-600 words. You can also submit a "letter to
the editor" for our new feature, Letters of Liberty, if you'd like to
respond to anything in our previous issue or anything else your local
Redwood Chapter, ACLU is up to (or should be up to). Anything submitted
which won't fit in this next issue will be saved for our Fall newsletter,
so don't hold back!

We'll be having a meeting of our Outreach Committee on Tuesday, August
12th at Noon at our local Redwood ACLU office (917 Third Street) to get
the newsletter ready for mail-out to our 800+ ACLU members in the Del
Norte, Humboldt, Western Trinity and Northern Mendocino areas.

E-mail your column or letter to redwoodaclu@hotmail.com today!