From: Press @occupyAtlanta <Press@occupyatlanta.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM
Subject: ATL Media Group Occupy Atlanta Rallies to Save Freedom of Speech in Georgia
For immediate release
Occupy Atlanta Media
February 29, 2012
Shabnam Bashiri 770-356-0577
Tim Franzen 404-414-5521
Occupy Atlanta Rallies to Save Freedom of Speech in Georgia
With at least one American Legislative Exchange Council lobbyist in attendance, Georgia Senate Bill 469 which would impose hefty fines on pickets and turn planning a protest into a crime, was passed in committee today despite testimony that it was unconstitutional and unenforceable. The room, packed mainly with union members erupted in a chant of "KILL THE BILL!" and one Occupy Atlanta protester was arrested while others were escorted out.
AT$T is on the board of ALEC, and this legislation has their clear stamp on it. Tomorrow, February 29, Occupy Atlanta will rally in front of the Capitol at 10 am, followed by a march back to AT$T at noon to address the source of this attack on the First Amendment and labor rights in Georgia.
For more information on how corporations are pushing "model legislation" through state legislatures nation-wide, see