A Pa. Constitution Workshop, sponsored by the Lehighton 9/12 Project, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall.
Sandy Dellicker, coordinator, said the event is free but donations are welcome to cover the cost of the speaker.
The speaker and instructor for the workshop will be conducted by William Taylor Reil.
Reil, a graduate of VPI&SU in Blacksburg, Virginia after serving for eight years in the United States Air Force, is a 68 year old retired Electrical Engineer and Data Communications Systems Sales and Marketing Manager.
Since 1990, Reil has been intently studying and researching constitutional law, particularly Pennsylvania history and law.
During this time period, Reil, though not an attorney, has staunchly defended the individual rights of himself and helped others in Pennsylvania do the same, and has passionately defended the Pennsylvania Constitution through litigation, the education of others, writings and lawful activism.
In 1994, he helped establish the Pennsylvania Committee of Correspondence to educate and network Pennsylvanians together in an effort to actively reclaim our rights. The PCC also published and distributed the "Pennsylvania Patriot Press" newspaper.
Reil has been active in various other grass-roots organizations and has worked with several Pennsylvania Legislators to help return the government to within its lawful constitutional boundaries.
Currently, Reil is an active member of the Campaign for Liberty, UNITEPA, We the People Foundation, Berks County Patriots, PACC, American Sheepdogs, West Chester Tea Party, Coalition for Advancing Freedom, Harrisburg Liberty Alliance, Pennsylvania Tea Party Patriots Coalition, Pennsylvania Conservative Council, Communities' Alliance for Responsible Eco-farming (CARE), Pennsylvania Committee of Correspondence (one of the founders), was a Pennsylvania Delegate to the "Continental Congress 09", and is one of the two State Co-Coordinator for the County Sheriff Brigades of Pennsylvania.
Dellicker sais the event was organized because, "Imagine how much we could accomplish if we really knew our rights."
She said, "The simple truth is that most of us have not read, and do not understand our Pennsylvania Constitution and the Declaration of Rights."
Doors for the workshop open at 9 a.m.
Dellicker said doughnuts, bagels, coffee, and tea will be served.
To register, go to www.Lehighton912.org or phone (570) 645-8510.