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image from Co Senate Republicans

image from Co Senate Republicans

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.

(303) 866-6360

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!