Petition Against New Law
Legislators in Washington State have proposed a new law that would supposedly allow authorities to arrest and charge protesters with "economic terrorism". There's an online petition to sign in opposition:
"The outrageous proposed bill would make any form of protest that causes an "economic disruption" a class C felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. It wouldn't just apply to people who engage in illegal acts or vandalism, it could be used to prosecute any person or group who organizes a protest that authorities deem as "disruptive." Broadly interpreted, this law could apply to time honored traditions of nonviolent dissent like boycotts and civil disobedience:
Not sure how accurate that description is. I'm hoping we're not saying it's ok to do anything so long as it's part of an act of civil disobedience. It seems to me we're getting closer and closer to that after hearing comments from people that protesters who block traffic and such should be excused because they're supposedly practicing free speech.
I'll sign the petition anyway and hope for the best.