The Intercept reported yesterday that Colorado State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R) of Sterling is introducing a bill that will seriously abridge our rights of protest here in the state.
From the article:
In Colorado, Republican state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg has introduced a bill that would greatly increase penalties for environmental protesters. Under the proposed law, obstructing or tampering with oil and gas equipment would be reclassified from a misdemeanor to a “class 6” felony, a category of crime that reportedly can be punished by up to 18 months behind bars and a fine of up to $100,000.
We cannot let this stand. Contact Sen. Sonnenberg today. Remind him that protest is protected free speech that even his conservative constituents will get behind.
Since some Democratic legislators also support fracking, we cannot wait for them to stop this bill when it reaches the House floor. Let’s engage today!