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Forum Post: Petition the Whitehouse to Guarantee Facilitated Public Forums for Free Political Assembly and Association in every major city.

Posted 9 years ago on April 26, 2012, 10:55 p.m. EST by mantelln (8)
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This is a petition for the U.S. Government to provide facilitated public forums in at least every major city in the United States of America.

Please go to the link and sign the petition if you agree or want to help generate buzz around the idea!

In these forums there will be functioning facilities, such as garbage and human waste management facilities.

Police will provide limited security enforcement in these spaces only as they would anywhere else, but will act with no political motive and will not be allowed to suppress any press coverage in these spaces whatsoever.

These spaces will be facilitated constantly, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

People will be allowed to camp overnight in these spaces and will be allowed to freely bring equipment or materials in and out of these spaces and keep equipment or materials in these spaces, only subject to warranted inspection for illegal weaponry.

  • Hey just an idea for a petition to get some kind of whitehouse response to the question of spaces for free assembly.

How can the people assemble if there are no spaces for assembly?

I think I went into too much detail about law enforcement in the proposed spaces, but wanted to accentuate the ideas of limited, non-politically motivated law enforcement for these kinds of spaces... no more than in any other public space, and less if anything... within an 800 character limit.

Please sign it if you think its a good idea or want to use it to help make a trend of some sort.

Or rewrite a better proposal, I think you can on the site ( https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/ )



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[-] 1 points by mantelln (8) 9 years ago

Yeah, whether or not we need to ask for permission, we could use facilitation,

plus we can exploit this system of petitioning to generate a buzz around the idea that people need spaces to assemble and the spaces need to be safe and clean for them to work

[-] 1 points by mantelln (8) 9 years ago

I guess I intended it as more of a way for the government to help facilitate spaces to make assembly safer and easier,

they shouldn't disallow assembly in the first place of course, nor should there be any rules about overflowing spaces that are intended to facilitate these kinds of activities

also, I think formal acknowledgement of the fact that there are no truly overnight public spaces in the cities of the United States is a pretty important thing to force the government to do in light of conversation about free assembly

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 9 years ago

No. We don't have to ask for a place to assemble. It is already our right and duty. If we unintentionally spill onto the streets due to great numbers, that should not be a crime, it is due to the level of injustice by those we assemble against. The crime is to not allow free expression. If we are against any person, group, or organization, that is where we should assemble, no where else!

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 9 years ago

Neat idea. I would like to see real space reserved for expression of our Constitutional rights. Religious folk have churches, but what about people that just want to hold up a sign? Where are the "free speech" churches?