A broad coalition of civil rights groups will hold a rally on January 19 at 12:00 to 2:30 p.m., at the Washington DC Convention Center to draw attention to the damage done to civil liberties protections in the wake of new anti-terrorism legislation.
The coalition, including the CAIR, ACLU, National Action Network, MPAC, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, AMC, People for the American Way, AAI, Black Leadership Forum, Blacks in Government, and other organizations will rally to remind Americans of the spirit of Martin Luther King.
"The civil rights gains of the 60s and 70s took place in the context of immense social change and a foreign war," said Jason Erb, Director of Governmental Affairs. "Dr. King recognized that civil rights and national
security are not contradictory, but complimentary," said Erb.