FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Severn Williams
September 7, 2004
FREEWAY BLOGGER TO POST
ONE HUNDRED PROTEST SIGNS ON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FREEWAYS ON SEP 7, 2004
One Man. One Day. More Than 2 Million People Reached.
Southern CA— On Tuesday, Sept. 7th, the Freeway Blogger will post
one hundred signs on Southern California freeways throughout Los
Angeles and Orange counties protesting the war in Iraq and the
failure to find Osama Bin Laden. The lone activist has posted over
2,000 hand-painted signs on California freeways since the war began.
“Freeway signposting is the last venue open to the average
individual to express themselves directly to their fellow citizens.”
the activist said. “Every other means of mass-communication - print,
radio and television – is subject to the control of corporate
interests. When you put a sign up on the freeway though, it says
exactly what you want it to say.”
Previous messages posted by the Freeway Blogger include, “Osama Bin
Forgotten”; “Quagmire Accomplished”; “Rumsfailed”; and “Real
Soldiers are Dying in their Hummers so You can Play Soldier in
Examples of the Freeway Blogger’s work can be seen at http://www.freewayblogger.com.
"When the Founding Fathers gave us the right to free speech they did
it for a reason, not just as window-dressing. I believe that at
least part of that reason was to give every citizen the ability to
sound the alarm when they felt their democracy was in danger, and I
think ours is." said the Freeway Blogger, citing policy decisions
that “have served only to alienate our friends and multiply our
“The gravest threat to our democracy comes from people thinking they
don’t have a voice. When I put a sign on the freeway I want people
to think not just about what it says, but that one of their fellow
citizens felt they had the right to say it.”
For additional information and to arrange media interviews please
call Severn Williams at 510-336-9566. Please also visit http://www.freewayblogger.com.