Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rooftop Outing, Ald. Ariel Reboyras, Wrigley Field, Host Committee, ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, Colleen K. Connell, ACLU Executive Director of Illinois

Ald. Ariel Reboyras
          ROOFTOP OUTING: Ald. Ariel Reboyras, 30th Ward and Chairman, Committee on Human Relations, Re-election committee is hosting a Rooftop outing fund-raiser at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Clubs. The game Cubs Vs. Braves. Single ticket: $250.
          ALDERMAN Reboyras has been a strong advocate for businesses and residents of the City. He has worked tirelessly on issues regarding human rights and for our veterans. “Let's show Alderman Reboyras our support by joining him to cheer on the Chicago Cubs as they take on the Atlanta Braves”, a supporter said.
          HOST COMMITTEE: Honorable Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois; Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor City of Chicago; Honorable Joseph Berrios, Cook County Assessor; Honorable Luis Guitierrez, Congressman 4th District; Honorable Mike Quigley, Congressman 5th District; Honorable Iris Martinez, Illinois State Senator 20th District; Honorable Luis Arroyo, Illinois State Rep. 3rd District; Maritza Martinez, Candidate for Judge; Richard C. Cooke, Candidate for Judge; Frank Spula, President Polish National Alliance; Ed Kelly, Former 47th Ward Committeeman.
          ALD. REBOYRAS is one of the most popular, energetic and active alderman in the city. He learned to speak the Polish language to relate with his Polish constituency; he deserves to be re-elected.
          TO PURCHASE online tickets visit
          FOR MORE information or to RSVP please email or call 773/407-4732 or 773/853-2073. Make check payable to “Citizens for Reboyras”, P.O. Box 411951, Chicago, IL 60641.
          ACLU SAYS: The American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] has produced a small brochure in English and Spanish with information on your rights. This information is not intended as legal advice. The following information is being reprinted from the brochure.
          HERE IS what to do if police, immigration agents or the FBI stops you:
  • You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.
  • You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home.
  • If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.
  • You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.
  • Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.
  • Do stay calm and be polite
  • Do not interfere with or obstruct the police
  • Do not lie or give false documents
  • Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested
  • Do remember the details of the encounter
  • Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been violated
          THE ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
          THESE RIGHTS include: Your First Amendment rights—freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press and freedom of religion.
          YOUR right to equal protection under the law—protection against unlawful discrimination.
          YOUR right to due process—fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
          YOUR right to privacy—freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.
          THE ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population who have traditionally been denied their rights. These include people of color, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, prisoners and people with disabilities. “If the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everybody's rights are imperiled,” says ACLU.
           FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact ACLU of Illinois. Colleen K. Connell, Executive Director, 180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: 312/201-9740.

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