The board of County Commissioners is proposing to restrict free speech to controlled public spaces. While violence against people and destruction of private property is never the answer, peaceful protests play a critical role in achieving progress. Restricting free speech to “zones” in public spaces takes away Oklahomans right of expression.
Public officials have an obligation to ensure all Americans are able to exercise those rights. Foundational freedoms erode when we protect them for one set of people but not another. Our rights are bound together. To maintain the robust liberties that are the hallmark of America, we must protect them for all people, include those with whom we disagree.
Urge Oklahoma Officials to vote OPPOSE the Policy Regulating the Use of County Property for Free Speech Activities.