PEORIA -- A one-day membership meeting in Peoria of the American Civil Liberties Union's Illinois affiliate on Sat. April 5 features sessions on the 2008 elections and civil liberties in Illinois and the nation.
The meeting runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. at the Hotel Pere Marquette, 501 Main Street.
Highlights include a 9:30 a.m. keynote address by Springfield journalist Rich Miller, whose Capital Fax is one of the top political news outlets in Illinois, and two panel discussions on civil liberties.
The first at 10:15 a.m. focuses on Illinois, and includes Terry Cosgrove, president of Peraonal PAC; Mary Dixon, the ACLU Illinois legislative director; attorney Don Jackson of Peoria, past president of Illinois NAACP; and state Sen. Dave Koehler of Peoria.
The second, at 12:30 p.m. on the 100th Congress and beyond, includes panelists Colleen Connell, executive director of ACLU Illinois; Cong. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria, and Jeani Murray, national field director for the ACLU.
The event, which includes lunch, is free to ACLU members or $20 to non-members and includes a membership.
Learn more and register online here.