Milwaukee Denies Applications From Pro-Life Groups to Protest at Democrat Convention

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 31, 2020   |   5:20PM   |   Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Free speech may be alive and well in other parts of the country but apparently not in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – the home of the 2020 Democrat Party convention. That’s because the city attorney has denied applications from two groups to participate in protests when pro-abortion Democrats assemble to officially nominate their presidential candidate.

Stanton Public Policy Center and the Christian Defense Coalition, both based in Washington, D.C., are planning protests at the DNC this July in Milwaukee to stand for human rights and challenge the Democratic Party’s support of abortion violence against innocent children.

On December 16, Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, met with Milwaukee police and the Deputy City Attorney, Adam Stephens, to discuss the demonstration application process. But Stephens told Mahoney that no permit applications were being given out and it could be March 2020 or later before the process would begin.

Stanton Public Policy Center and the Christian Defense Coalition contacted their attorney, California based Brian Chavez-Ochoa, to reach out to the Milwaukee City Attorney’s office to discuss their concerns. Chavez-Ochoa talked with Adam Stephens this morning. If an agreement cannot be reached shortly for the permit applications, the groups plan to quickly file in federal court for civil rights violations.

The Christian Defense Coalition has filed several federal lawsuits concerning free speech violations at past Presidential National Conventions and Mahoney tells LifeNews his group is not adverse to filing another one.

He said, “It is deeply troubling that the City of Milwaukee and the Democratic National Convention are showing such contempt and disregard for free speech and the First Amendment by refusing to make permit applications available for demonstrations. To quote Dr. Martin Luther King, ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied.'”

“A National Presidential Convention should showcase civil liberties. Not crush them. If this delay cannot be resolved quickly, we will swiftly move to federal court to ensure free speech is honored and protected at the DNC,” he added.

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Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Public Policy Center, complained about the denial.

“On the 100th Anniversary of Women securing the right to vote, Stanton Public Policy is bringing the #PurpleSashRevolution to the DNC in Milwaukee. We will be embracing the spirit and example of the early suffragists who wore purple sashes as they stood for equality and human rights for women,” she said. “As we recently held a sit-in at Speaker Pelosi’s office in Washington, D.C. demanding an end to abortion violence and calling for justice regarding the most needy in our society, #PurpleSashRevolution is coming to the DNC to be a loud and public voice for human rights and exposing the radical pro-violence platform of the Democratic Party.

All of the Democrats running for president support abortions up to birth.