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Date/Time: 23/03/2004 12:00 am

Please announce widely! We appreciate your support.)
Join us — recite the single sentence
That guarantees the right of free speech
And peaceable assembly.
When: Tuesday the 23rd, 6:30 PM, for 30 minutes.
Where: WTC Path Station on Church Street at Ground Zero (Subway: “A” to Cortland,
“N/R” to Rector, “4/6” walk over from City Hall)
What: Come down the steps into station, a large boxy room with a view of GZ.
And bring a cell phone!
How: First, memorize the 1st Amendment, or wear it on your sleeve, or have a friend
prompt you over the phone. Enter the station repeating phrases of the Amendment. As
you do this, you will be surrounded by others on cell phones doing the same thing.
Pretend you don’t know them.
Then, after ten minutes of repetition, say the whole thing forcefully. We all get
better at the same rate and gather, reciting the great words in unison. We become a
crowd with one common statement. Finally: We repeat the phrase big and clean.
The room is “live” and acts as a natural amplifier – this is exciting.
17 of us did this last Tuesday and we recommend it. The words are so powerful, the
rhythms and the meaning…We wrote some impressions on REVBILLY.COM, in the Stop
Shopping Monitor.
First Amendment of the US Constitution:
“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion,
Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
Or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
Or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
And to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Getting put in pens at peace marches is ILLEGAL.
Ground Zero cannot be a SUPER MALL.
Bring our rights under the Constitution back to the LIGHT.