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This bill was enrolled into law, but then vetoed by the Governor. We still need support! Please continue signing!
Goal: 60,000 Progress: 46,799
Sponsored by: The Veterans Site

Losing a loved one is one of the worst experiences a person can imagine. The wake of a death is a time for family and friends to grieve and mourn the recent loss.

However, some insensitive groups don't think so. For example, the Westboro Baptist Church routinely pickets the funerals of members and supporters of the gay community.

Although the First Amendment protects the right to free speech — as Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito claims, "Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for vicious verbal assault..." We cannot condone hateful acts simply to uphold a statue that, in some cases, the existence of which could cause extreme grief for an individual. Taking away free speech isn't the goal; it's simply to protect already grief-stricken families from further unnecessary suffering.

We should work to be a nation of peace, not cruel savagery. Sign the petition in favor of SB 888 now.

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Dear Senator Ted Lieu,

I applaud you on your efforts to ban picketing at funerals. SB 888 would make it a crime to picket a funeral that's being held on public property.

For some time now, certain religious and interest groups have been routinely staging protests at funerals, many of which have been for former members or supporters of the gay community. They use the funerals as their soapboxes to spread their extreme beliefs. They shout hurtful comments and carry signs with offensive slurs. This causes even further distress to already grieving families.

Please see that SB 888 is passed so families can grieve in peace.

Petition Signatures

Sep 21, 2017 linda magyar for a "church" the Westboro Baptists are not very Godlike in their judgmental thinking and actions. Time to show love, compassion and empathy for your brothers and sisters. period.
Sep 15, 2017 Kirsten Schelbert
Sep 15, 2017 Alexandra Smith
Sep 15, 2017 josilda Dantas
Sep 15, 2017 doris howard
Aug 20, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 18, 2017 Yolanda Aguilar
Aug 18, 2017 Sandra Schomberg
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 Michael Seifert
Aug 7, 2017 Dawn Shock Not only soldiers but our families are paying the price with the lives of their loved ones. Please support this senate bill.
Aug 7, 2017 danielle jacques
Aug 7, 2017 Sasha Daskaya
Aug 6, 2017 Jane Leavitt
Aug 6, 2017 Susan Lindsey
Aug 3, 2017 Corinne Kissell
Aug 1, 2017 Lynn Ronconi
Aug 1, 2017 Kathy & Judy Sutter
Jul 31, 2017 Kevin Phillips
Jul 30, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 30, 2017 Dorothy Hubbard
Jul 30, 2017 Sharon gooding
Jul 30, 2017 Doug Durham
Jul 25, 2017 Sandra Bagley
Jul 10, 2017 Jan Adler
Jul 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 4, 2017 Jeffrey Bains
Jul 1, 2017 Jayla Medsker
Jun 30, 2017 Natasha Moore
Jun 30, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri Please see that SB 888 is passed so families can grieve in peace!! Justice Samuel Alito claims, "Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for vicious verbal assault..."The goal is simply to protect ALL funeral grievers!!
Jun 30, 2017 Michael Simons
Jun 30, 2017 Kate Pruden
Jun 22, 2017 Deborah Clarke
Jun 11, 2017 muriel stillemans
Jun 11, 2017 Marcos Carrillo
Jun 11, 2017 Karen Errico
Jun 10, 2017 Donna Reynoso-Brand
Jun 10, 2017 Carol Baker
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 1, 2017 Kelly Talbot
Jun 1, 2017 Nancy Griffith
May 30, 2017 Janice Norman
May 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Margaret Cancienne
May 20, 2017 Sherrie Collins
May 20, 2017 Geraldine Rondeau
May 19, 2017 Kristin Sullivan
May 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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