Have you thought about what your rights are if during a routine traffic stop you are asked to submit to a DNA test or a search of your vehicle?
What if you are videotaping the ‘stop’ and the officer wants to confiscate your phone?
Or, how about if you go to vote as you do annually, and they say you are not on the list? What if you vote every year but suddenly, they demand identification?
What is ‘Gerrymandering” and why should you be concerned about it?
Do you know your rights? And do you know what to tell your children, so they know what to do to be safe?
The Bucks County Branch of the NAACP will conduct a “Know Your Rights” seminar on Saturday, September 14th, at 10:00am at the Bucks County Free Library, Bensalem Branch, which is located at 3700 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem.
This event will take place in lieu of their regularly scheduled September General Meeting, which occurs every second Monday of each month.
The purpose of this seminar is to inform you of your civil rights.
Some of the panelists will include Thomas Gannon, Esq, Bucks County Deputy District Attorney; Karl Baker, Esq, Philadelphia Public Defender’s Office; Donald Williford, Esq; Waqar Vick Rehman, ACLU; Peggy Dator, League of Women Voters; Tina Davis, State Rep; Fred Martin, Judge of Elections; Fred Harran, Bensalem Director of Public Safety.
The NAACP Bucks County Branch President Karen Downer states, “This is a seminar that is very much needed and that we are excited about presenting. Knowing your civil rights helps you to know how to be confident in asserting your rights and remaining respectful while doing so.”
Refreshments will be served! Everyone is invited and all are welcome.
For more information, call 215-364-1057 or send an e-mail to BucksNAACP@BucksNAACP2253.org.