Boise, ID—On Tuesday, September 17 at 5pm, a group of Boise residents will protest the Boise City Council’s renewed effort to pass an anti-solicitation ordinance that threatens to erode the civil liberties of all people. The council will have a final vote on the proposed ordinance at the regular council meeting at 6pm.
Among other individuals, the ordinance threatens to remove homeless individuals who rely on the care of the public for survival. The homeless are generally military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and women and children escaping abuse.
The ordinance also threatens the ability of any resident to engage in free speech, by creating certain zones where what you say and how you say it can land you in trouble by the government, including a fine and time in jail.
At the peaceful protest, the ACLU will conduct an educational session about the ordinance.  The public is invited to attend.
WHAT: Peaceful protest of proposed anti-homeless ordinances by Boise City Council WHERE: Boise City Hall Plaza WHEN: Tuesday, September, 17, 2013 at 5 pm MORE: Leo Morales, 208-344-9750