Lobby Night! Feb. 9 – Fight to Protect Our First Amendment Rights
Maryland needs a law protecting our First Amendment Rights!
And the ACLU of Maryland needs YOU in Annapolis on Feb 9 to join the call for legislation.
Are you outraged over Maryland State Police spying on peaceful activists expressing their First Amendment right to organize and protest?
Do you agree that free government depends upon the ability of all its people to speak their minds without fear of political sanction?
Then join us in Annapolis to lobby your State Representatives and Senators for “no spying” legislation. We need a bill to prohibit the MSP or any law enforcement agency from spying on peaceful activists, covertly infiltrating their gatherings, compiling dossiers on them and their beliefs in criminal intelligence databases, absent reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Maryland has no law prohibiting such conduct offensive to our most basic democratic values.
Lobby night will be Monday, Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in Annapolis. A rally will be held at 5:30 pm on Lawyer’s Mall, then legislator-constituent meetings will take place from 6 to 8 pm. In between or after your meetings stop by our reception room in the President's Conference Center East I, Miller Senate Building for snacks and to report on your meetings.
The ACLU of Maryland will set up legislator meetings, provide a short lobby training, talking points and materials to all participants.
RSVP to lee-AT-aclu-md.org
so we can sign you up today!
Go online to learn more about MSP spying and the call for legislation: