Thursday, March 12, 2009

DC GOVERNMENT FINES PEACE GROUP FOR SIGNS

Answer Coalition - In the last weeks, the Answer Coalition has been hit with nearly $7,000 in fines for posters announcing the March 21 National March on the Pentagon that have been put up in Washington D.C. Just today, we received another $1,850 in fines for 12 posters. The message is this: If you are an anti-war group or a progressive grassroots organization and you hand out or put up a poster, as you may have always done in the past, you can now expect heavy fines and long court battles that are designed to divert money and resources -- or shut you down completely.

The posters for which we were fined are lawfully posted. Unlike many of the politicians, concert promoters and other corporate entities that put up posters in DC, the Answer Coalition even sends out teams of volunteers to remove posters following the conclusion of a demonstration or event.

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