Freeway blogging is holding a large banner over a freeway where drivers can see it. Properly done it is safe, legal and fun!
Kevin Barrett interviewed the author on Truth Jihad Radio on November 2, 2012 about freeway blogging. Listen to that part of the interview here:
If you have a message to share with drivers, this site is intended to give you the tools and knowledge to do so safely and legally. For a couple of hours you can be the (local) news media.Police do not always understand and value the Constitutionally protected right of free speech. But it is possible to approach them in the right way and clear your event with them to minimize hassles. You can also educate CHP on how freeway blogging is a safe and legal event and build a cooperative relationship with them. In 2010 CHP did a statewide training on handling free speech demonstrations and part of that training was about freeway blogging, in response to our interaction with CHP.*This website does not provide legal advice. The owner is not an attorney.
Freeway blogging is a naturally noisy activity because you are over a busy highway. It is not for those with sensitive hearing or aversion to noise.
Thanks to We Are Change L.A. for showing us how it is done. They have several videos from their freeway blogging events in 2008 on youTube.
Freeway Blogging News
August 2, 2017
Do you have a short message you would like thousands of drivers to see?
Can you make a banner about 4′ by 25′ and paint your message on it?
This site will show you how to get the cooperation of law enforcement so that you can peacefully and safely demonstrate your banner and get your message across.
In the age of Trump there are more reasons than ever for individuals to get involved in politics, both local and national.
From the archives:
We were lucky not to run into police brutality but it persists and October 22 is a big national day to protest police brutality and more.
The full name is The Call for the 18th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.
Airport blogging anyone? This is about a campaign to tell travelers of their right to opt out of the TSA body scans. Very interesting showdown with a deputy sheriff. That’s why this video is on this site. This was an unprepared but successful interaction with police.
Finished editing video of April, 2010 event showing cooperation with CHP
March 16-17, 2012
Freeway bloggers in Davis are part of global protest to “Shut Down Monsanto”
September 11, 2011
Freeway blogging on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Link
CHP delivers final reply to our Complaint
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
-- U.S. Constitution, First Amendment
Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press.
ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, SEC. 2. (a)
I don't care what the law says.
-- CHP officer Sean Mitchell
Friday October 9, 2009 about 4:30 p.m. in Davis, California