MAIL YOUR LETTER BY AUGUST 1st TO:
Recreation, Cultural Resources, and
Wilderness Management Staff (2340)
Forest Service, USDA
POB 96090, Washington DC 20090-6090
Preferably with a copy to:
Washington, DC 20038
or call 202-265-5389
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!!
August 4, 1993 is the deadline!!
* In the rulemaking proposal the
government contends that it may
"abridge the freedom of speech and
the right to assemble peaceably,"
through the use of "reasonable time,
manner, and place restrictions," if
the abridgement furthers "a
substantial government interest."
Fed. Reg. pg. 26940.
* There are no facts supporting the
government's "substantial interest"
in requiring "authorization" for
the First Amendment right to
assemble on public lands.
* There are "seven criteria" which
officials may use to deny
"authorization." As it happens
these "seven criteria" are the same
things that always worry the
officials - but that never really
materialize - at Rainbow Gatherings.
Fed. Reg. pgs. 26945-26946.
* Officials would be empowered to
deny authorization "without
unreasonable delay," which really
means that officials can take as
long as they like before denying
* There is no reason to burden the
distribution of literature, which is
a very important right.
* Violations are punishable
by six months in prison,
and a $500.00 fine. 36 CFR 261.1b
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