A group of 15 members of Occupy Astoria LIC met this morning with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) for more than an hour at her offices in Astoria. We asked for her help in defending fundamental rights in light of recent unconstitutional provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, which give the executive branch discretion to suspend habeas corpus and court review of evidence against citizens accused of supporting terrorism. The discussion ranged over several other subjects from banking to the assault on women’s rights. Reports and minutes of the meeting shall follow. Please download the document to read the statement delivered at the start of the meeting as a means of introducing the Congresswoman to Occupy Astoria LIC, our visions and grievances.
Statement to Rep. Maloney, April 21, 2012