Assemble For Rights is a growing alliance of organizations and ordinary New Yorkers united to protect freedom of speech and assembly in NYC.
In light of recent efforts by the NYPD to create new rules regulating public gatherings, we have come together to ask the New York City Council to take charge in this matter. NYC needs new public gatheringrules. The city’s current rules are not effective in protecting civil liberties nor do they give the NYPD clear guidelines for policing public events. However, we believe only the New York City Council, as the representatives of the people, have the authority to make laws that affect our fundamental freedoms. We call on City Council to pass legislation that both safeguards the full expression of our constitutional rights and ensures the public safety. Assemble For Rights has put forward legislation that will accomplish these goals, and we urge the City Council to adopt it.