TONIGHT: CD12 Civil Rights & Liberties Debate – All 5 Candidates, Both Parties

New Jersey’s 12th congressional district is am

ong the best educated in the country (census). And it has been repped for 15 years by one of the most progressive members of Congress in the country (Holt: Highest Progressive Punch score in NJ’s House delegation). Part of Holt’s top designation is a near perfect ‘score’ in Human Rights & Civil Liberties, and other issues of social justice.

And the race to replace Holt is one of the hottest in the Northeast. Tonight, all 5 of those vying for his seat take part in a special debate, hosted by ACLU-NJ, and dealing exclusively with issues of civil rights and civil liberties. If you want to decide for yourself who is worthy to inherit Rush Holt’s seat, for whatever issues you decide on, tonight’s a great place to start:

CD 12 Civil Rights and Liberties Debate

TONIGHT – 7-8:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm)

Participating: Republican Alieta Eck, Democrats Bonnie Watson Coleman, Upendra Chivukula, Linda Greenstein, Andrew Zwicker

Moderator: NJTV’s Mike Schneider

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton 
50 Cherry Hill Road

(Google maps)

Registration suggested but not a guarantee for a seat. Get there early.

Topics that may come up: Criminal justice/drug policy reform, immigrants’ rights, voting rights, women’s rights, post 9/11 civil liberties, racial justice, LGBT rights, freedom of speech, economic justice and net neutrality, privacy and access to technology

Debate format: Questions asked of all candidates with a 90-second response time & possible 2-min rebuttal. Also – lightning round.

Your questions: Volunteers will have cards & pencils at the door.

Sponsors: ACLU-NJ, with American Friends Service Committee, Council on American-Islamic Relations New Jersey, Drug Policy Alliance New Jersey, NAAPC NJ State Conference, Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, YWCA Princeton and YWCA Union County.  

Comments (2)

  1. joe1973

    If you are a hater of how radical the GOP has become and looking for some good reading material here you go. http://www.thedemocratictruth….

  2. Dvd Avins

    Will there be audio (or video with audio) available on the web afterward?


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