Will you defend the right to petition for a public vote on publicly owned property outside the facilities so long as petitioners are conducting themselves in an orderly, legal, and peaceful manner to secure signatures? (Note: In 2017-2018, the Austin Public Libraries and the Palmer Events Center began barring petitioners from petitioning on city property outside the facilities. Petitioners were forced to threaten suit. The issue pending. The San Antonio Firefighters recently filed a federal lawsuit for similar practices by the San Antonio Public Library.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Of course, I support the rights of people to petition on public property! I would even support giving them a booth at City Hall and a kiosk at every public building. Why would we not want leaders in the community to have the most abundant means of championing causes they feel to be important to the community? It doesn’t matter if anyone personally agrees with them or not, it’s about adherence to the principles of democratic process and empowering the fullest expression of those rights fundamental to our country.

Again, this is the old-fashioned way of doing things, which is great and works well for many folks. In addition, we need a voting app and voting rights reform, so we can expand access to these fundamental rights to ALL people.

Rate your support: 10