PCA for all members from AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, IN, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, OK, OR, SD, TN, WA to write your STATE REPS regarding laws that would Criminalize or increase Penalties on Peaceful Protesting.

ALSO: Also postcard to your Governors to ask them to Veto any legislation that would criminalize peaceful protesting. Also contact your State ACLU to see what can be done.

 

Governor addresses here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_eS4PK16vBbw8EBf2msJmp_GcGTBkeCjg0JpgQ11qfM/edit?usp=sharing

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PCA for all members from AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, IN, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, OK, OR, SD, TN, WA to write your STATE REPS regarding laws that would Criminalize or increase Penalties on Peaceful Protesting.

ALSO: Also postcard to your Governors to ask them to Veto any legislation that would criminalize peaceful protesting. Also contact your State ACLU to see what can be done.

SUGGESTED WORDING:

Dear Rep____,

I am your Constituent and a Voter. I am writing to ask that you object to any law that would criminalize or increase penalties on peaceful protesting. This goes against the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. We are watching how you vote.

NAME & ADDRESS

#postcardsforAmerica

 

SUGGESTED WORDING FOR GOVERNORS:

Dear Governor______

I am your Constituent and a voter. I am writing to ask that you Veto any law that would criminalize peaceful protesting or endanger the protestors. This goes directly against the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. We are watching how you vote. Thank you.

NAME & ZIP CODE

#postcardsforAmerica

 

NOTE: This has already happened in Arizona:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/plan-a-protest-lose-your-house-arizona-senate-passes-sb-1142-charging-provocateurs-with-racketeering-9109154

And the ACLU is stepping up

https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/where-protests-flourish-anti-protest-bills-follow

 

Also contact your Local ACLU to see what you can be done.

Find the addresses for your State Reps at these website links:

AZ

http://www.azleg.gov/

CO

http://leg.colorado.gov/legislators

FL

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=124317451&CFTOKEN=6318fa249a076f04-96F7B14E-071A-7C17-26519D8EC4498B6C

GA

http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx

IA

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/

IN

https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/

MI

https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(nl2rnkopv1xu20cgtet1b3xy))/mileg.aspx?page=Home

MN

https://www.leg.state.mn.us/

MO

http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/default.aspx/leg_lookup.aspx

MS

http://www.legislature.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

NC

http://www.ncleg.net/

ND

http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017

OK

http://www.oklegislature.gov/

OR

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/

SD

http://sdlegislature.gov/

TN

http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/

WA

http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/LAW/Pages/membersstaff.aspx

 

 

LINKS to and Descriptions of All the Bills by STATE:

 

AZ SB1142 – Broad bill that allows for criminalizing peaceful protestors https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/68892

 

CO SB17-035: Raises penalty for obstruction of oil and gas operations from misdemeanor to cl 6 felony

http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017A/bills/2017A_035_01.pdf

 

FL SB1096 – Exempts drivers from liability for injurying or killing to a protestor interfering with traffic.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/1096

 

GA SB160 – Increases penalties for block any highway, street or sidewalk.

http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20172018/SB/160

 

IA SF111: Proposes legislation to raise penalty for roadway obstruction to felony w/5 year prison term.

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/87/SF111.pdf

 

IN SB285: Instructs officials to clear roadways of protesters by any means necessary.

https://iga.in.gov/static-documents/7/9/2/8/79282dd2/SB0285.01.INTR.pdf

 

MI HB4643: A person that obstructs a business is subject to a fine of $1000 per each day of offense.

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billengrossed/House/pdf/2015-HEBH-4643.pdf …

 

MN HF0055: Increasing penalties for obstructing a highway.

http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS90/HF0055.0.pdf

 

MO HB179: Additionally criminalizes protesters wearing disguises to conceal identity at unlawful assembly. http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills171/hlrbillspdf/0794H.01I.pdf

MS SB2730 Obstruction of traffic would be a felony $10,000 and up to 5 years penalty. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/html/SB/2700-2799/SB2730IN.htm

NC Proposed: 5-year Penalty for heckling. Law To "shield" politicians from "heckling." http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2017/01/23/mccrory-street-shaming-aclu-slams-legislative-call-shield-politicians-heckling/

ND SB2246: to impose $5,000 fines on individuals who remain on public or private properties http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-0889-01000.pdf

ND HB1304: Criminalizes mask,hood,or other device that covers,hides, or conceals any portion of an individual’s face http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-0311-02000.pdf

ND HB1193: Criminalizes direct or indirect economic harm to the government or to a person. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-0718-02000.pdf

OK Steep penalties for Trespassing http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=HB1123&Tab=0

OR SB540 Would require public community colleges and universities to expel any student participating in violent riot. http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill/2017/SB540/

SD SB176P "[T]he Governor may declare any location ... to be a public safety zone and ... [authorize] any action..." http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Amendment.aspx?Amend=amd176oa.htm

TN HB0660  Pass that there would be no penalty for hitting a peaceful protester who was blocking the road http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0660&GA=110

 WA HR5009: To make it a criminal offense to cause economic disruption by way of peaceful protest http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/5009.pdf

 

 

Articles about the impending laws: https://theintercept.com/2017/01/23/lawmakers-in-eight-states-have-proposed-laws-criminalizing-peaceful-protest/

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/02/24/republican-lawmakers-introduce-bills-to-curb-protesting-in-at-least-17-states/?utm_term=.752673228136