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MILLIONS OF U.S.
MOTORISTS SEE POLITICAL BANNERS ON FREEWAY OVERPASSES OCT 13TH
National Freeway Free Speech Day Unites More
than 1000 activists
in 220 cities and 48 States to Post Freeways Signs expressing
their Political Beliefs on last day of Presidential Debates
United States – Today more than 1000 activists in 48 states will
post hand-painted banners expressing their political beliefs on the
nation’s freeway overpasses, reaching millions of motorists. The first
ever National “Freeway Free Speech Day: Driving America to Think”,
coincides with the last presidential debate tonight in Tempe, AZ.
“Money has taken over political expression in this country,” said Severn
Williams, event co-organizer. “Freeway Free Speech Day was created to
help concerned citizens reclaim their collective power to speak out and
be heard prior to the November election.”
Participants in Freeway Free Speech Day include volunteers from across
the country and from all walks of life. Banners will be posted
nationwide, with large groups of people posting in Phoenix, AZ; Ohio,
Minnesota, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, and
The event was sparked by the ongoing work of the Freeway Blogger,
America’s most celebrated freeway speech activist The Freeway Blogger
has posted more than 2000 such signs over the past year (see:
“There is no better place to reach millions of people with your message
than the nation’s freeways—that’s where the people are,” said the
Freeway Blogger. “A sign that costs 25 cents to make can be seen by tens
of thousands of commuters.”
Freeway Free Speech Day is
not sponsored by any organization. It is organized by the Freeway
and Severn Williams, both California-based activists who are concerned
about the state of our country, and our democracy.
“The founding fathers gave us everything we need to keep our democracy
alive and healthy in the First Amendment,” said the Freeway Blogger.
“But it only works if we use it.”
To see pictures of signs
posted across America on October 13th, visit
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