[mgj-discuss] Fw: anti-protest bill
basav at igc.org
Mon Jul 2 18:48:51 PDT 2007
Very important for someone from MGJ to gpo to the meeting as well as the hearing. I'm planning on going to the meeting myself. Should we propose a sign-on statement that references the 2002 Pershing Park incident/
>From: Mackenzie Baris <Mbaris at aflcio.org>
>Sent: Jul 2, 2007 6:56 PM
>To: dcacorn at acorn.org, janelleboal at aol.com, Rose Marie Flynn <rflynn at capaccess.org>, vdixon at cirseiu.org, Linda Leaks <lleaks at empowerdc.org>, Parisa Norouzi <parisa at empowerdc.org>, basav at igc.org, awillis at onedconline.org, "Rev. Graylan Hagler" <gshagler at verizon.net>, Marcel Reid <MarcelVReid at Yahoo.com>, Ron Sykes <ros8967 at Yahoo.com>
>Cc: Rick Powell <Rpowell at dclabor.org>
>Subject: anti-protest bill
>Dear fellow activists and organizers,
>Councilmember Tommy Wells has introduced legislation that would limit any "non-commercial speech" to a noise level of 70 decibels, which is basically a loud speaking voice. This would pretty much mean that we couldn't use bullhorns or even yelling of chants at our actions and protests.
>There is a public hearing on this next Monday, July 9th at 10am.
>The unions are mobilizing to fight this, and are hosting a meeting to discuss strategy this Thursday. It will be at 6:30pm at the labor council offices, 888 16th St NW in suite 520.
>Let me know if you plan to come so I can make sure you can get into the building. Please also spread the word to others who might be upset at this attack on our right to protest.
>You can read the text of the bill at http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/images/00001/20070405170323.pdf and talking points are attached. If you can't come to the meeting, please consider signing up to testify or at least writing to your Councilmembers about it.
>DC Jobs with Justice
>888 16th St, NW suite 520
>Washington, DC 20006
>mbaris at dclabor.org
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