Lee County NAACP Joins Petition Drive for Citizens Oversight Panel For Fort Myers Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 23, 2008
Alexandra Bassil, Assistant Director of Communications, 786-363-2723 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Lee County Branch NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, and the Citizens for a Better Fort Myers Government will hold a news conference today, April 23 at 2:00 pm at the Broadway Palms Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, to announce the addition of the NAACP in the effort to place on the ballot a measure to allow citizens of Fort Myers to decide whether to create a citizen oversight panel for the Fort Myers Police Department. The NAACP Youth & College Division members will be gathering signatures at the event and going forward will continue to collect signatures. Approximately 1600 out of 2500 signatures have already been gathered.
WHEN: 2:00 PM—WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2008 at the conclusion of the Lee County NAACP Luncheon
WHERE: Broadway Palms Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
WHAT: Official announcement of the addition of the Lee County Branch NAACP in the effort to amend the city charter to create a civilian oversight panel for the Fort Myers Police Department.
WHO: Howard Simon, Executive Director, ACLU of Florida
Willie B. Green, Branch President, Lee County NAACP
NAACP Youth & College Division
Anthony Thomas Jr., President, Citizens for a Better Fort Myers Government
About the ACLU of Florida
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida is freedom's watchdog, working daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For additional information, visit our Web site at: www.aclufl.org.
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