FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 31, 2014Contact: E.R. Anderson (202) 224-8609 orSteve Kelly (717) 782-3951MEDIA ADVISORY:TOOMEY & DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILLIAMS TO ADMINISTRATION:DOJ NOMINEE NOT FIT FOR POSTWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and a bipartisan group of elected officials will hold a press conference in Northeast Philadelphia on February 3 at 10:45 AM to express opposition to the nomination of Debo Adegbile to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice. Adegbile volunteered to represent Mumia Abu-Jamal.WHAT: Press conference to oppose to the nomination of Debo Adegbile to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil RightsWHO: U.S. Senator Pat ToomeyU.S. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick
First Assistant District Attorney Edward McCann
State Representative John Taylor
Councilman Brian O’NeillRepresentatives from the Fraternal Order of PoliceWHEN: Monday, February 3 at 10:45 AMWHERE: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5- Michael G. Lutz Room11630 Caroline Rd, Philadelphia, Pa. 19154Prior to being nominated to the Assistant Attorney General post, Debo Adegbile worked for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund as its director of litigation. In this role, he authorized representation and work on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.For questions on site, please contact Steve Kelly at (717) 480-2806.