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Green Party 4th Of July Events In NYC!

From the Bill of Rights... to the Tombs The Green Party Celebrates the Struggle for Freedom and Justice in America

Tuesday, July 4, 2000 1100 a.m. Federal Hall (Wall Street at Nassau & Broad Streets)

CAMPAIGNS RALPH NADER U.S. President WINONA LADUKE U.S. Vice President MARK DUNAU U.S. Senator DAN WENTZEL U.S. Congress, 8th District DEAN LOREN U.S. Congress, 15th District CRAIG SEEMAN NY State Assembly, 25th District RAY DOWD NY State Assembly, 62nd District (Lower East Side) KIRK SWANSON NY State Assembly, 73rd District FELIX ROSADO NY State Senate, 28th District LIZ KRUEGER NY State Senate, 26th District IRA CURE Judge, Civil Court MATT COOPER Judge, Civil Court

In celebration of Ralph Nader's Presidential candidacy, the Green Party invites you to join us to read the Bill of Rights from the steps of Federal Hall and announce the Green agenda for elections 2000.

We will then walk by the New York Stock Exchange, where the shares of corporations that feed off billions in government welfare are traded, the Family Court, where children and families wait for years without adequate legal assistance for their cases to be heard, the African Burial grounds where the dead were buried in unmarked graves and relegated to historical oblivion. Ray Dowd will announce his candidacy at Thomas Paine Park. We will conclude at the Tombs, the holding pen where prisoners are held for days without being arraigned - and where every day their rights to a speedy trial and effective assistance of counsel are violated.

The Bill of Rights consists of the amendments to the Constitution guaranteeing the freedoms Americans consider to be their birth rights: Privacy, Freedom of Speech, of Religion, Freedom from Search and Seizure, Trial by Jury, from Excessive Fines and from Cruel and Unusual Punishments, for the Right to Assistance of Counsel and Speedy Trials. At the time these amendments were signed, they were part of a radical experiment in democracy that was immediately assaulted. American history is a series of epic battles to obtain the Freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. American courts and streets and institutions are the battlegrounds where those fights are waged.

The Bill of Rights was signed on December 15, 1791 at Federal Hall, located in Lower Manhattan. At the time, New York was the first capital of the United States - the first government functioning under America's Constitution.

GREENS WALK Leave Federal Hall at Noon Greens walk from Federal Hall and the Stock Exchange to the Federal Reserve, City Hall, the African Burial Ground, Thomas Paine Park, Family Court, the NYC Department of Health, to the New York courthouses and the Tombs. Green Party candidates and others will make statements along the route, reflecting Greens' Ten Key Values, "Economic Justice to... Social Justice".

GREENS JOIN NYCLU EVENT 4 PM at City Hall Park Annual celebration of the First Amendment.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO FEDERAL HALL By Subway 2,3,4 or 5 to Wall Street, R to Rector, M or J to Broad Street, A or E to Fulton By Bus M15 to Wall Street, M1 or 6 South Ferry bus to Broadway & Wall

FOR MORE INFORMATION! EVENT CONTACT Paul H. Zulkowitz 646 342-5348 Cel/VM 516 374-6791 Tel/Fax NADER 2000 NYC CONTACT Masada Disenhouse NADER 2000 CONTACT GREEN PARTY OF NEW YORK INFORMATION Lower East Side Greens:

*****FIRST ALERT********

Billionaires for BushGore threaten to stop the Greens!

Raymond J. Dowd Dowd & Marotta PC 277 Broadway, Suite 1310 New York, NY 10007 Tel: (212) 349-1200 Fax: (212) 349-4056 corporate/litigation/real estate/copyright&trademark/banking not-for-profits/trust&estates/entertainment: film,art,fashion, television & new media

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