Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nationwide Action: September 1st - 4th

 This Labor Day weekend citizens around the country will be celebrating their Constitutional right to free speech by posting political messages on public property. In keeping with the First Amendment, signs will be posted on fencing around parks, libraries, government offices, freeways, highways and Interstates. 

 Signs will be made out of cardboard and attached by wire and bungee cords to be easily removable in accordance with local ordinances - no graffiti, locks or adhesives will be used. Signs on overpasses and roadside fences will be legible and posted safely on the inside of fencing to eliminate any risk of falling into traffic.

Speech protected by the First Amendment must be non-commercial, non-threatening and cannot advocate violence, political or otherwise. Signs will only be placed on roadways already containing commercial speech.

Participants are asked to photograph their work and share on social media. Please send pictures to
freewayblogger - at - yahoo - dot - com or post on Facebook
Examples of previous actions can be seen here.
Although the examples shown here are unabashedly partisan, all signs from all points of view submitted will be republished, provided they fall under the protection of the First Amendment. Apart from that, you can say what you want: this is America. 

How to make a sign in five minutes using cardboard and tape.
How to make a whole lot of signs.
America has always been known as a place where the right to Free Speech is sacred and it's time we lived up to it. When the Founding Fathers gave us the First Amendment it wasn't meant as a nicety or window dressing: it was created specifically to allow any citizen to reach out to as many of their fellow citizens as they could, particularly in times of national crisis.

We are a leaderless group of Free Speech activists who believe the First Amendment is more than just our right, it's our responsibility. With the national political discourse monopolized by corporate and institutional interests, the voice of the individual citizen has become more important than ever. Along with being cheap, easy and fun, here are 97 other reasons why signpainting is the ideal means of political expression. Feel free to join us this Labor Day weekend, as well as the other 362 days of the year.

Further questions, comments or press inquiries can be directed to
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(Note: Although controversial, the right to use freeway overpasses and fencing for political messages and patriotic displays has always been upheld by the courts, thanks largely to the precedent set by the flags and patriotic displays that appeared after the attacks of September 11th: posting political opinion on overpasses is the same as hanging a flag.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Los Angeles

 "Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top." --Edward Abbey
 Signs placed on Interstates 5 and 10 and Highways 60, 101 and 110 in Los Angeles. 

"Don't hate the media. Be the media." - Jello Biafra
“He is able who thinks he is able.” – Gautama Buddha

 "If any songs are gonna come out of World War III, we'd better start writing them now." - Tom Lehrer

 "I love Los Angeles... such bon vivance 
in the face of inevitable doom..." - Bette Midler
"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen."
 - John F. Kennedy
 "One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. 
Soon we'll need a new definition." - Alvin Toffler
 "Always do what you are afraid to do." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Signs Posted - 7,281
Arrests - 0

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Bay Area

“It is a sin to be silent when it is your duty to protest.”
- Abraham Lincoln
 Signs posted on Highways 99 and 101, and Interstates 80, and 280 in San Francisco, Sacramento and Alameda counties.

 "There is a crack in everything... that's how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen

“In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.”
 - Robert G. Ingersoll

 "It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value." 
- Arthur C. Clarke

 "Nothing is worth more than this day." -- Goethe

Signs Posted since 2003 - 7,267
Arrests - 0