Via The Understory:
Our right to assemble and speak freely in protest of the government is under serious threat this week.
Last Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously (388-3) in favor of H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, which could impose federal criminal charges, including prison time, against people who participate in protests at locations protected by the Secret Service or identified as being of “national significance” by the Department of Homeland Security.
I was shocked when I found out about this wide reaching, frightening bill, and even more shocked by how little attention it’s getting. We definitely can’t let this one pass under the radar. Please call on President Obama today to veto a bill that threatens our free speech and tears at the fabric of our democracy.
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