Put an End to the Anti-Raves Act of 2011
  • Petitioned California Governor

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California Governor
California State Senate
California State House
State Rep. Shannon Grove
State Rep. Kristin Olsen

Put an End to the Anti-Raves Act of 2011

    1. Jesse Alonzo
    2. Petition by

      Jesse Alonzo

      90028, CA

Let's all put an end to this!

“(a) Any person who conducts a public event at night that includes prerecorded music and lasts more than three and one-half hours is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or twice the actual or estimated gross receipts for the event, whichever is greater.”

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 9 signatures
    2. Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      Bay-area ravers and opponents of silly nanny-state laws take note: The group Save the Rave will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, February 16th at 134 Golden Gate Ave in San Francisco at 7pm to discuss their strategy for opposing Fiona Ma's rave-banning bill.

      RSVP by sending an email to info@savetherave.org

    3. Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      A new coalition of law enforcement and other professional busybodies is trying to ban raves at California's Cow Palace. "We can't stop what [drugs] they put in their mouths," says Belmont Police Chief Donald Mattel, "but we don't have to give them a venue of 15,000 people."


    4. Electronic Music Fans Campaign to 'Save the Rave'

      Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma doesn't like electronic music – and, hey, fair enough, it's not for everyone. Unfortunately, though, she's not content changing the channel on her radio; no, Ma wants to use the power of her office to make sure no...

    5. California Assemblywoman Declares War on Youth Culture

      Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      As any law enforcement officer will tell you, they're notorious hotbeds of underage drug and alcohol abuse – indeed, the use of intoxicating substances is part of its whole appeal anymore. And beyond the problem of substance abuse and DUIs, there's...


    Reasons for signing

    • luke gaillard LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      If you vote in support of this, or any bill like this, I will never vote for you. This is because I cannot in good conscience support any one who is against free expression. I personally love to attend raves and consider both the dj's playing and attendees dancing art forms protected under the constitution.

    • David Watkins BAKERSFIELD, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I seem to remember this little concept that seems forgotten: FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!

    • Lauren Aufdenkamp LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      why kill the love, the one thing that we have to hold on to in this ugly world. Why kill the hope...

    • Melissa McMillan NORTH AUGUSTA, SC
      • over 3 years ago

      I don't understand why you would want to take this away. For some people this is all they have. Raves are something many people love and need and if you try to take this away I can promise you it will only make us ravers try harder to bring it back. The underground will never die. P.L.U.R. <3

    • Kayla Jardine WARRENVILLE, SC
      • over 3 years ago

      There is no reason to end raves! People just think when they hear the word rave is drugs but it's NOT about that. I am completely against drugs! The reason why I love raves is because it's somewhere I can get away and be accepted for me for once and be myself, I love dancing, I love things that glow or light up, I love being with my friends, and I love how the music makes me feel and I don't wanna lose that especially since I have a lot of problems and the raves always tend to make me feel better!


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