Monday, February 20, 2012

Learning to Coordinate a Protest

Last week, I saw a tweet from Father Frank Pavone about the Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rallies across the US. I noticed there wasn't one in Winston-Salem, so I contacted the main group, and voila, became one of the coordinators. I called the police department about getting a permit and it was pretty easy. We received permission to gather along the sidewalks to protest. The police sergeant said that we couldn't protest on federal property, and it sounded odd. What do I know about protesting? I'm not a professional.

Luckily, the Pro-Life Action League responded when I asked a question. Federal property is the most protected property for Americans to protest on. I looked up some info this afternoon and it seems that we can protest on federal property-- we may need to get permission or a permit. Here's hoping it goes smoothly. We need prayers. I am going to work on this tomorrow.

I do have a question.... when one Googles "Do I need a permit to protest on Federal Property" why are the sites all democrat sites? For instance has a lot of information on protesting rights. The GA ACLU does, too.

I'll be blogging about my setting up the Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally here in Winston-Salem. Come along for the ride!

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