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Patriot Act, civil rights to be discussed

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The Patriot Act will come under scrutiny from different points of view by a nonpartisan panel Saturday at 10 a.m. in the library of the Carson Valley Middle School at an open meeting sponsored by the Douglas County Democratic Women.

Glade Myler, the senior deputy for the Nevada attorney general, and counsel for Homeland Security and the Division of Emergency Management, will be a member of the panel as will Laura Mijanovich, the Northern Nevada Coordinator of the American Civil Liberties Union and an attorney.

Rounding out the panel will be Sara F. Jones, Division Administrator of the Nevada State Library and Archives. She is an acknowledged expert on the Patriot Act as she has guided the City of Elko in its platform to oppose portions of the Act.

Arline Zeidler, program co-chair of the DCDW said, “We’ve all heard about the Patriot Act and a variety of opinions on the subject but I haven’t talked to too many people who really understand the Act’s various provisions. Here is an opportunity to hear about the Act and make up your own mind as to whether it should be renewed, amended or allowed to lapse.”

This panel discussion is one of a series of meetings sponsored by the DCDW to build an effective action forum and provide grass roots input into the political process. The DCDW was organized by a small group of Democratic women in February and now has more than one hundred voting members.

For information contact JoAnn Orange, DCDW President, at (775) 782-5980 or 782-5286 or Peggy Powell, cochairman of DCDW public relations at (775) 783-1073.


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