"It’s one of those Las Vegas problems: Where do you hold a demonstration?
There’s no Times Square or People’s Park, no public space dedicated by tradition to hollering your fellow citizens into enlightenment.
And few places seem to offer the necessary qualities, like visibility (you have to have people to harangue), and being on public property (you have to have somewhere to stand without getting arrested).
Given all that, you settle on holding your demonstration on Fremont Street." (Las Vegas Sun, quote source)
A Federal Lawsuit which, I (Gregor Gable 0f Shundahai Network) initiated with Paul Brown ( for Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee) with the help of Gary Peck (Las Vegas, NV ACLU)
See link to pdf of ruling ( see note 1) http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/333/333.F3d.1092.01-15966.01-15958.html
Proved useful in allowing MoveOn.org on Wednesday night "when MoveOn.org volunteers gathered on Fremont Street to quiz passers-by on the differences between President Bush and Republican presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain. MoveOn.org is an online network of liberal activists and, in their opinion, not a lot of important differences exist."
Political activism amid bacchanalia
Fremont Street is Vegas’ public commons by default
Action taken by myself and Paul Brown have now allowed the use of Fremont St (Las Vegas, NV Landmark) to be used as a public commons.
It put a smile on my face to see the results of this lawsuit filed, in August 1997, allowing political activism on a national scale.
So as my friend Peter Bergel of Oregon Peace Works always says
"Do something for Peace today"
I can honestly say, Yes I have done something for Peace Today and it's far reaching results allow others to do the same.
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF NEVADA; Paul R. Brown; Greg Gable; Gary Peck; Shundahai Network; Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. CITY OF LAS VEGAS; Jan Laverty Jones; Fremont Street Limited Liability Corp.; Mark Paris, Defendants-Appellees. American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada; Paul R. Brown; Greg Gable; Gary Peck; Shundahai Network; Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee, Plaintiffs Appellees, v. City of Las Vegas; Jan Laverty Jones; Fremont Street Limited Liability Corp.; Mark Paris, Defendants Appellants.