Sunday, June 24, 2007

Happy Second Annual Amplified Free Speech Day!

A tiny band of H Street NE neighbors--including ANC6A Commissioner Joe Fengler--have selected their spot for this second event:

WHEN: Sunday, June 24
TIME: 3-5 p.m. ET
PLACE: 18th Street NW, near Belmont and Kalorama Roads NW in the Adams Morgan neighborhood

OUR MESSAGE:
Protect yourself from persistent amplified attacks. SUPPORT D.C. NOISE BILL: "Noise Control Protection Amendment Act of 2007." We support freedom of speech AND the right to peace and quiet.

PURPOSE:
H Street NE residents will demonstrate the absurdity of the city's broken noise law. It allows unlimited, amplified, non-commercial speech from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in any D.C. residential community—including Adams Morgan. There are no limits on loudness.

CALL FOR ACTION:
Protect yourself and your neighborhood from more amplified attacks. Please urge the D.C. city council to balance free speech with the right to peace and quiet and to take action to fix the D.C. noise law. This is a health and safety issue.

YOU CAN HELP - During the event, we will urge Adams Morgan residents to contact Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham (ph: 202-724-8181; jgraham@...). Send a written statement by July 23 to Ms. Cynthia Brock-Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.

IF POLICE APPEAR, WE'LL DISPLAY THIS LETTER.

See highlights from last year's first-ever event in Georgetown.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your interesting demonstration at 18th & Belmont. I would be interested to know how it turned out.

A very nice lady engaged me in conversation about existing law versus proposed law. I remembered having read that there are regulations concerning decibel levels at property lines. I went home and started searching on this and found there are DC Municipal Regulations Title 20, Chapters 27 and 28, with Chapter 28 detailing the regulation of amplifiers. Actually I found a Google reference to QuestforQuiet.org citing Chapter 27, but when I clicked on the page I couldn't find it.

Here are the links I did find and if anyone can update them that would be great.

http://users.erols.com/anc2e/DCMR/Title20-28+29.html


www.adlerbooks.com/Noiseregs.pdf

(The DC Office of the Secretary site doesn't have Title 20 online http://os.dc.gov/os/cwp/view.asp?a=1206&q=522371)

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