ACLU Says Oregon Post Office Violated Protesters First Amendment Rights

The attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon (ACLU) served Ashland’s Postmaster with a letter outlining their concern over an incident where protesters were barred from gathering on steps in front of the local post office.

On April 15, 2010 organizers with Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, members of the War Resisters League, Citizens for Peace and Justice and others held a rally calling on Congress to create new jobs, tax the Wall Street speculators and reign in the Big Banks to protect consumers. The tax day action was planned in coordination with actions in 40 cities across the country.

In Ashland Oregon, protesters gathered at the local branch of the US Post Office. There they were barred from the property by post office supervisors.

…In so doing, the USPS violated the demonstrators’ rights to free speech and assembly protected by the First Amendment.”

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  1. Oh please, the postal customers would than have been deprived of postal services. Where does it end. The postmaster did right here. I am sure if they had a permit accomodations could have been made.

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