[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Join Occupy Boston in Protecting Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly at Dewey Square

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UJP Activist: Join Occupy Boston in Protecting Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly
at Dewey Square 








JOIN OCCUPY BOSTON IN PROTECTING FREE SPEECH AND PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AT DEWEY
SQUARE 
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Fearing evictions like those that occurred in New York City and Atlanta, to name
a few, as of November 16th Occupy Boston has begun to appeal to the counts to
protect our right to maintain our tent city.  During the first hearing on the
16th Occupy Boston won a temporary injunction banning the city police from
evicting the camp. “Given what is happening nationally, with municipalities
shutting the protests down, it seemed important to seek the intervention of a
court before the same thing happened in Boston,” said Howard Cooper, a lawyer
representing the protesters, as quoted by Boston.com. However, despite a court
run mediation session, where 3 people from both Occupy Boston and the city met
to discuss possible solutions, there is now a final hearing planned for December
1st at Suffolk Superior Court, New Chardon St.  This final meeting will
determine whether or not the Occupy Boston presence in Dewey Square is in fact
protected under the first amendment, and spells the final legal decision passed
down by the state courts, and could result in the court required removal of our
protest here in Boston.

We at occupy Boston are fighting very hard for our right to stay at Dewey
Square.  We hope that all of those getting this invitation will come down to
Suffolk Superior Court in support of our cause.  We are asking for our
supporters be at the courthouse at 8:30 AM for a 9:00 hearing.  If you are
planning to be outside, feel free to have polite signs and please remember to
dress warmly.  Signs are not allowed in the courthouse, and we ask you to
refrain from bringing them inside.

What to do: Join us Thursday, Dec 1st at Suffolk Superior Court, New Chardon St.
Boston at 8:30 AM (hearing starts at 9:00 AM)

Bring your Occupy Boston Buttons and T-shirts to show your support!

Can’t make it to the courthouse? - Call to Protect the Right to Free Speech
and Peaceful Assembly at Dewey Square

How you can help – On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 please make two phone
calls:

CALL MAYOR MENINO’S OFFICE: 617.635.4500 or email mayor at cityofboston.gov [1]

CALL YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS (Dewey Square is on state owned land, it belongs to
all of us) 

To find your legislator's phone and/or email addresses go to
http://www.malegislature.gov/people/findmylegislator [2]

WHEN: WEDNESDAY November 30th A DAY OF ACTION, 9AM-5PM

WHO:  All of us and everyone who has visited, donated food, taught a Free School
University, taken a yoga class, Facebook friends, Twitter followers or gone to
the General Assembly CALL on WEDNESDAY

The Call Script:  Mayor and Legislators

Hello, My name is_______________.  I am from  ______________.  I am a taxpayer
and a voter and I'm calling in support of Occupy Boston's right to remain in
Dewey Square.

Please protect Occupy Boston's First Amendment right to free speech and peaceful
assembly on public land and do not to evict them.

Please be respectful when making these calls, and understand that you may be
asked to give out your address and other identifying information.

Thank you for your help,

Occupy Boston 






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