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Ari Schechter, ACLU of New Hampshire,

Jennifer Oles, UNH School of Law,

August 4, 2020

‘Civil Liberties and the Corner Office’ will give candidates for governor a chance to discuss their vision and plans for the advancement of civil rights in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. - Today, the ACLU of New Hampshire and the Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law announced they are joining together to co-host Civil Liberties and the Corner Office, a nonpartisan conversation with gubernatorial candidates about civil liberties in New Hampshire. Civil Liberties and the Corner Office , which builds on the previous series with presidential candidates titled Civil Liberties and the Presidency, will give candidates an opportunity to discuss their vision for civil rights and how they would protect and advance them as Governor of New Hampshire. 

The first two candidates will be Andru Volinsky at 6:30pm on Monday, August 10, and Dan Feltes at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 13. All events will take place virtually on Zoom. Event registration for the Volinsky event is here, the Feltes event is here, and each event will be livestreamed on the respective ACLU and UNH Facebook pages.

 “The Governor of New Hampshire has a direct and immediate impact on civil liberties in the Granite State,” said Devon Chaffee, executive director of the ACLU of New Hampshire. “Recent events have underscored how imperative it is that all New Hampshire voters know where the candidates stand on protecting and defending civil rights and liberties. We are thankful to our partner, the Warren B. Rudman Center, for co-hosting this important series with us as we near the 2020 primary and general elections.”

“One of the Rudman Center’s core missions is to provide a non-partisan forum for civic engagement. This series will provide a unique opportunity for in-depth conversations about our constitutional commitments with those who would lead us,” said John Greabe, the Rudman Center’s director. “We are pleased to be partnering with the ACLU to bring this speaker series to the Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH Law in Concord.”

Civil Liberties and the Corner Office will consist of a one-hour virtual program for each participating candidate and will include audience questions. Each event will be recorded and is open to the press.  

The series is an integral part of the ACLU of New Hampshire’s ACLU Voter 2020 Campaign, which aims to make civil rights a prominent issue in the 2020 New Hampshire primary and general elections. 

The ACLU of New Hampshire, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and the Warren B. Rudman Center are nonpartisan and do not endorse or oppose candidates.