CD 12 hopefuls discussing civil liberties at upcoming ACLU-NJ debate

Congressional hopefuls seeking to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) are slated to take part in a CD 12 debate next week dedicated to civil liberties and civil rights.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is hosting the CD 12 debate in which all five candidates are slated to attend. The event will be held in Princeton on May 1.

“It is particularly appropriate for the ACLU-NJ to host this debate in the election to replace Congressman Rush Holt,” said Udi Ofer, the group’s executive director.

“Congressman Holt has been a champion on civil liberties and civil rights issues, particularly in the post-9/11 era, where government has been all too willing to needlessly sacrifice civil liberties in the name of national security,” he said. “He has been one of the most outspoken critics in Congress on the abuses of NSA spying and Patriot Act surveillance. His voice in Congress will be missed.”

About 150 have already registered to attend.

NJTV’s Mike Schneider will moderate the debate.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

CD 12 hopefuls discussing civil liberties at upcoming ACLU-NJ debate