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News :: Politics
Free Speech Banners
14 Oct 2004
Yesterday, anti-bush banners and signs were hung from overpasses in 48 states. The actions were by individuals responding to a call from
CONTACT: Severn Williams
October 13, 2004 (510) 336-9566 C: (415) 336-9623


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 Washington D.C.
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 Blogger ( 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 Call 510-336-9566 for interviews and more information.
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