Friday, October 3, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Redwood ACLU To Hold Civil Liberties Debate For Arcata City Council Candidates

The Redwood Chapter, ACLU is returning to its tradition of hosting well-fought and open debates between candidates for local office, as it has in the past for candidates contesting seats on the Arcata City Council and the Northern Humboldt Union High School District.

For the second time, the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will include the Arcata City Council contests in a debate on local civil liberties issues as well as on other community concerns. The event will be held on Monday, October 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata.

The debate format is to start off with a few questions concerning the issues the Redwood Chapter advocates for in the community, followed by questions solicited via notecard from members of the public in the audience. There will be time for rebuttals between candidates in order to foster a vigorous debate, although we also ensure equal time for all the candidates to speak their peace.

The debate is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so community members with questions are strongly encouraged to arrive early.

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