Defend Free Speech at the RNC and DNC


Political parties intent on keeping the focus on their carefully managed messages do everything they can to make sure protesters don't steal the show. And local authorities let legitimate concerns about security be used to mask totally illegitimate efforts to stifle and silence dissent.

Tell the mayors of Tampa, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina that dissent is patriotic and that protesters' free speech rights must be protected during the RNC and DNC conventions.

TO: Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, Florida
Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

As tens of thousands of people descend on Tampa and Charlotte to participate in the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, I write to ask you to do everything in your power to ensure that protesters' rights to assemble, protest and speak freely are respected and upheld at these high-profile conventions.

[your name]

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