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Civil Liberties Defense Coalition - NEEDS YOUR HELP!

by from the imc list serve Tuesday, Dec. 02, 2003 at 6:33 AM

WE NEED YOUR HELP! For the Los Angeles City Council Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act, and other related measures.

Civil Liberties Defense Coalition (CLDC)


For the Los Angeles City Council Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act, and other related measures.


Greetings, Fellow Peace Activists,

We have come a long way since March in voicing our opposition to the USA PATRIOT Act. We now need major assistance from you as we grow closer to an outcome at the city government level. In November, a resolution in opposition to the USA PATRIOT Act was introduced by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, and then seconded by Councilman Eric Garcetti. Councilpersons Ed Reyes, Cindy Miscikowski, and Tony Cardenas have signed on to it.

The resolution has been forwarded to the Arts, Parks, Health & Aging Committee for further consideration and recommendations. We will meet with this committee on Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at 8:30 a.m. We ask that you urge members of your organization &/or patrons of your business to make telephone calls now to the Committee Members listed below. Please ask each of these members to support Councilwoman Perry’s resolution and to allow it to move forward to the entire City Council for a final vote.

Tom La Bonge, Arts, Parks, Health & Aging Committee Chair

District 4

City Hall Office (213) 473.7004

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 480

Alex Padilla, District 7

City Hall Office (213) 473.7007

200 N Spring Street, Rm 465

Martin Ludlow, District 10

City Hall Office (213)473.7010

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 430

Los Angeles, CA 90012

You do not need to be a resident of the City Council Districts that these Councilmembers represent. As members of the Arts, Parks, Health & Aging Committee, they represent all City of Los Angeles residents. Please voice your concerns and ask for their support.

Once we succeed in this process, the resolution will then come up for vote by the City Council. At present, we remain three votes short of the required majority that will make Los Angeles the largest city in the United States to pass a resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act! Calls from your organization members &/or business patrons will help to persuade the Councilmembers to cast the votes that we need.

Several days prior to this final vote, we will also need you to make telephone calls, and we invite members from your organizations to be in the Council Chambers to support the Resolution when Councilmembers cast their final votes. I shall keep you informed in this regard. Note that even if your Councilperson has already signed on to the resolution petition, this does not guarantee us their votes. We need as many Councilmembers as we can to support the resolution.

Elsewhere, you and your members can go to www.cldc-la.org to sign the petition online and send a letter to your respective Councilperson letting them know you are opposed to the USA PATRIOT Act and other related programs, executive orders, and measures.

Finally, the coalition will be using all of the petition signatures gathered for lobbying efforts now and when we join forces with the California Bill Of Rights Defense Committee on a State Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act.

Your support is Greatly Appreciated!

If you have questions, please email me at jtkuwatani@aol.com or call 323.839.3917.

Liberty and Justice For All,

June T. Kuwatani

Neighbors for Peace & Justice

Civil Liberties Defense Coalition,

Steering Committee

Current Endorsing Organizations for the

Community Resolution to Protect Civil Liberties Campaign,

Los Angeles, CA


African Legal Defense Education Fund, Inc.

AFSCME – Local 2626 Librarians’ Guild

American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee- LA/OC American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Friends Service Committee – Pacific Southwest Region

Amnesty International USA –Western Region

Arab American Institute Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC)

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

Center for Democracy and Technology

Coalition for Educational Justice

Coalition LA

Council on American-Islamic Relations - Southern California (CAIR)

Electronic Privacy Information Clearinghouse (EPIC)

Faith United Methodist Church

Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes (FACTS)

Fellowship of Reconciliation – Los Angeles

First Amendment Foundation

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Human Relations Commission, City of Los Angeles

Interfaith Coalition for Social Justice - Orange County

Interfaith Communities for Justice and Peace (ICUJP)

Japanese American Citizens League

Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates (KIWA)

Korean Resource Center

Labor/Community Strategy, Center 2 – Bus Riders Union

Libertarian Party of Orange County

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom

National Committee Against Repressive Legislation

National Council of La Raza

Neighbors for Peace and Justice – Echo Park/ Silverlake/Los Feliz/Atwater (NPJ)

Neighbors for Peace and Justice – Northeast Los Angeles

Neighbors for Peace and Justice – San Pedro

Neighbors for Peace and Justice – Studio City

Neighbors for Peace and Justice – Venice

NIKKEI For Civil Rights & Redress

Northeast Democratic Club

People for the American Way (PFAW)

Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA)

Project Islamic Hope

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition – Los Angeles

Refuse and Resist – Los Angeles

Saint Joseph Justice Center

SEIU – Local 535

Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force

South Asian Network (SAN)

Southern California Americans for Democratic Action

U.S. Labor Against War – Los Angeles

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregation

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