Mayor Bach: Allow Occupy Colorado Springs to use Acacia Park
  • Petitioned William "Bernie" Heperin

This petition was delivered to:

Councillor
William "Bernie" Heperin
Councillor
Tim Leigh
Councillor
Brandy Williams
Councillor
Jan Martin
Councillor
Val Snider
Councillor
Scott Hente
Councillor
Angela Dougan
Councillor
Merv Bennett
Councillor
Lisa Czelatdko
Mayor
Steve Bach

Mayor Bach: Allow Occupy Colorado Springs to use Acacia Park

    1. Kristie Wheeler
    2. Petition by

      Kristie Wheeler

      Colorado Springs, United States

 

The Occupy Colorado Springs movement stands in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street and the hundreds of other local occupations around the globe to protest the corruptive influence that a corporate elite that places profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, wields over our governments. 

We have repeatedly asked the city of Colorado Springs to grant us a safe public space from which to exercise our first amendment rights to free expression and assembly, and the city has repeatedly denied our request to use Acacia Park for this purpose.

Please stand with us and our movement to elevate the voices of the 99% in Colorado Springs.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. City issues 30-day permit to protesters

      Jess Kutch
      Petition Organizer

      The City of Colorado Springs responds to Occupiers and petition signers by granting the people of the city a 30-day permit to remain in Acacia Park.

    3. We have been issued a 30day permit for the structures we have and tables.

      Kristie Wheeler
      Petition Organizer

      Now we need to work on the park . Please continue to share everywhere!

    4. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • h g NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I support this! Please sign my petition for OCCUPY MARYMOUNT!

      http://www.change.org/petitions/occupy-marymount

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    • Carol Trujillo-Fay ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am proud of those who are fighting the good fight in my hometown! Let Freedom Ring!!!!!!!!!

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    • Karen Freed COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      Free speech, freedom to peaceably assemble... I believe it's even in the U.S. Constitution:

      "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

      That would apply to city councils as well and Acacia park IS a public park. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say "permit required" or "except when..."

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    • Janet Komada LAKEWOOD, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble. Our Founding Fathers must be turning in their graves as thousands of protesters are beaten, arrested and denied their rights!!!

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    • BRUCE FANNING MANITOU SP, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      The United States Constitution explicitly provides for 'the right of the people peaceably to assemble. Please support this right. Thank you.

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