ACT NOW: Stop The Trump Administration’s Plan to Stifle Protests

President Trump and his administration have plans to dramatically limit the right to protest near the White House and the National Mall; this proposal would severely restrict an individual's First Amendment rights. What can you do about it? Contact Senator Portman today!

On November 15, Senator Portman and other members of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources have the responsibility to vet Raymond David Vela before confirming him as the Director of the National Park Service.

Senator Portman must make the horrendous anti-protest proposal a priority during the hearing of Mr. Vela. If Mr. Vela does not promise to withdraw these terrible proposals, he must not be confirmed.

These proposals are unacceptable, and the intent behind them is incredibly clear. President Trump wants to keep protesters out of site and out of mind, just as he attempted to block people who disagreed with him on Twitter. Even if the President doesn’t like having dissent on his doorstep, the Constitution guarantees the people’s right to bring it.

The White House and the National Mall are the quintessential free speech sites of our country, and we the people have a constitutional right to demonstrate and bring our views to the attention of the President.

Senator Portman – do you value Americans’ right to peacefully protest? If so, press Mr. Vela on his willingness to dismiss President Trump’s restrictive proposals before confirming him to this position.

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Senator Rob Portman

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As your constituent, I urge you to press Mr. Vela on his intentions regarding President Trump’s anti-protest policy before you vote to confirm him as the next Director of the National Park Service. If he does not promise to withdraw these restrictive proposals, we urge you to vote no.

I hope you will ask Mr. Vela to promise that if he is confirmed as Director of the Park Service he will withdraw these extremely limiting proposals. In America, peaceful demonstration is a constitutional right.

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