"Big Cup of Shut Up" Passes City Council
The "Repression of First Amendment Freedom" ordinance, also known as the “Big Cup of Shut Up”, passed the City Council Wed. Bad news.
Good news: Ald. Richard Mell has asked me/us to write a “White Paper”, that is, a proposal to City Council to describe what a Chicago that welcomes freedom of speech for the G8/NATO demonstrators, or for that matter, anyone who wants to exercise our First Amendment rights, would look like.
Writing the proposal will take place on the Google Group “First Amendment Freedom Chicago”.
To be a contributor to this process you MUST be on the Google Group http:// groups.google.com/group/first-amendment-freedom-chicago. Please request to join by going to the group.
Let’s get thinking together and help shape what we want to see happen in our city! We want Chicago to be a model of welcoming the G8/NATO demonstrators – let’s propose our vision of what that should look like.
Looking forward to developing solutions with you,