Thank David Soares

District Attorney Soares: Thank you for respecting Occupy Albany's First Amendment rights and allowing them to keep their focus on the proper question:  what are we going to do to create a society that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

Add your name:

Across the country, mayors and police departments have started cracking down on Occupy protests. But not in Albany. This weekend, in the face of intense political pressure, Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced he would not prosecute anyone arrested for nuisance violations while exercising their First Amendment rights at Occupy Albany protests.

David Soares knows the First Amendment trumps curfews and petty administrative regulations. As long as people have grievances, they should be able to voice them.

The 99% is rising up. Since 1979, the only segment of society to have its share of national income increase is the top 1%. It's about time everyone else had a share of society’s wealth and a fair shot at economic security. Demonstrators gathering across the country are saying the same thing: it's time for the country's wealthiest to share our sacrifice.

David Soares could have earned a “tough on crime” merit badge for his re-election campaign by convicting hundreds of protesters of trespassing. But instead, he chose the high road. He let them have their voice. As Keith Olbermann said, he "made news by not making news."
Optional Member Code


This petition has a goal of 100000 signatures
1-25 of 8662 signatures
Number Date Name Do you have a message for ...
8662 Tue Dec 03 18:01:45 EST 2013 Jennifer Faiz I applaud your respect for the first amendment in allowing this group to peacefully assemble. All United States Citizens should be able to peacfully assemble without fear of retaliation. This is what More....
8661 Sun May 12 19:56:37 EDT 2013 orlando baez
8660 Thu Nov 15 15:54:57 EST 2012 Tamar Dick
8659 Thu Oct 04 12:03:04 EDT 2012 Anonymous
8658 Wed Sep 26 21:08:38 EDT 2012 Elizabeth Davidson
8657 Mon Aug 06 21:40:15 EDT 2012 Leslie A. Joy
8656 Mon Jun 04 06:56:07 EDT 2012 charles davenport belated thanks
8655 Sat Mar 31 10:38:30 EDT 2012 Nfn Aurora
8654 Fri Mar 30 12:17:07 EDT 2012 Arnello Sirignano Thank you, David! You have a lot of heart & thank you for keeping it open!
8653 Tue Feb 14 16:10:46 EST 2012 Anthony Georgeson
8652 Fri Feb 03 18:19:10 EST 2012 Richard Williams Thanks David!!
8651 Wed Jan 25 20:11:35 EST 2012 John Lee
8650 Wed Jan 25 01:05:54 EST 2012 Anonymous
8649 Wed Jan 11 21:02:20 EST 2012 Erin Foley
8648 Mon Jan 09 20:47:55 EST 2012 Carlos Cunha
8647 Sun Jan 08 22:19:16 EST 2012 stephen armstrong
8646 Mon Jan 02 07:38:20 EST 2012 Tammy Shapiro
8645 Mon Dec 26 22:28:14 EST 2011 Michael Drucker
8644 Thu Dec 22 03:21:10 EST 2011 Dr Victor De La Cancela Well done, Carry on.
8643 Tue Dec 20 23:36:01 EST 2011 Edain Butterfield
8642 Fri Dec 16 22:23:28 EST 2011 Barbara Lewis
8641 Thu Dec 15 16:02:50 EST 2011 Anonymous
8640 Thu Dec 15 12:45:48 EST 2011 Nick Taverna
8639 Thu Dec 15 12:45:42 EST 2011 Nick Taverna
8638 Wed Dec 14 14:59:36 EST 2011 Paul Grohman
Next ->

© 2008 Working Families Party | Privacy Policy

design by theCoup.org