4/7/2008 Newsletter

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  • City Pulling Funny Business: Free Speech Under Attack!

CITY PULLING FUNNY BUSINESS! FREE SPEECH UNDER ATTACK!

As you may remember, Minneapolis and St. Paul have been using some pretty creative ways to try to deny free speech rights to people who are planning to protest the RNC in 2008. They’ve both formed “free speech working groups” that are busy crafting new ordinances and resolutions to severely restrict our ability to protest.

Up to now, the Minneapolis group has held its meetings on Wednesdays. In a surprise move, they are holding a working group meeting tomorrow and will put forward a bizarre ordinance proposal that gives all power to the Chief of Police to decide who gets permits and allows cops to add restrictions "on the fly" while events are in progress!

We must oppose this nutty proposal while we still can!

Move heaven and earth to get to this "free speech" working group meeting tomorrow:

“Free Speech” Working Group of the City of Minneapolis
Tuesday, April 8
11:a.m. to 12:00 noon
Minneapolis City Hall
350 S Fifth Street, Room 333


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