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Create a protest free zone around schools.

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Create a protest free zone around schools.

To be delivered to The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, Governor Rick Perry, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

In order to protect students from harassment and possibly violent and disturbing literature and imagery, I propose that the areas around schools, specifically the sidewalks in front of the entrances and exits, be deemed a protest free zone.
These areas are sometimes considered public property, which allows protesters to hand out literature, carry signs, and speak to students on their way in and out.
I am not proposing any abridgment of free speech, simply that these activities take place elsewhere so as not to interfere with the students or their scholastic education.
There are currently 84 signatures. NEW goal - We need 100 signatures!

Petition Background

I am starting this petition because there were protesters outside of my daughter's high school. They had literature with graphic and repulsive images of what were labeled as aborted fetuses which they tried to hand out to any student who passed by. They also tried to engage students in theological discussion about abortion.
Again, I am not trying to circumvent their right to express their beliefs, I just feel that this place and time are not appropriate.

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