First Amendment Activity: Not in Ames, Iowa!

I was honored and elated a month ago after being contacted by some ISU students requesting to do a documentary on the national plan I wrote for our organization (Wild Willpower). Although I have loads of work piled on my desk currently, that is the project I’m most excited about.

But there’s a problem. While visiting here last year (I grew up and graduated in Nevada, IA), I approached the Ames City Manager’s office to let them know I intended to set up a table outside the library to collect petition signatures and disseminate campaign materials. Although this type of activity is clearly protected under the “right of the people to peaceably to assemble and petition the government…” section of the First Amendment, to my surprise I was informed that pursuant to

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