Saturday, May 2nd.
â€œCYCLISTS FOR SIEGELâ€ BIKE RIDE
Saturday, May 2nd 2:00 p.m. â€“ 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Washington Square Park (under the arch)
â€œGETTING DOWN(TOWN) WITH NORMANâ€ AFTER-PARTY
Benefit for Norman Siegelâ€™s campaign for Public Advocate
Saturday, May 2nd 4:00 p.m. â€“ 6:00 p.m.
203 West 22nd Street
Come meet Norman Siegel and join him on a leisurely, fun bike ride beginning at Washington Square Park and ending at a party at 203 W. 22nd Street in Chelsea. Special guest Ed Hamilton (author of the book titled â€œLegends of the Chelsea Hotelâ€) and other civil rights, environmental and bicycle activists will join Norman for good music, good food and lively conversation.
Norman Siegel, the Civil Rights Attorney who has worked tirelessly in support of our civil rights for decades and has been a true champion of the bicycling community, is running for Public Advocate. Cyclists and all New Yorkers will benefit having Norman Seigel as our Public Advocate.
Find out more about Norman Siegel and his campaign for Public Advocate: www.normansiegel.com
Norman has been a consistent and powerful advocate for cyclists riding on the Critical Mass, who have been harassed by the city since 2004. He also successfully represented many of these cyclists in the courts.
Most important was in Feb 2006 when a State Supreme Court judge issued a key ruling against the cityâ€™s attempts to halt the Critical Mass bike ride and force the cyclists to obtain a permit for their monthly event.
And then in March 2007 the city drops another lawsuit when they tried to inhibit Timeâ€™s Up! and four of itâ€™s volunteers from even promoting the Critical Mass ride and other group rides that didnâ€™t apply for a parade permit:
Here is full page statement from Norman Siegel about the lawsuit and the city’s campaign to inhibit cyclist’s right to free speech and to freely assemble in public space.
I located this article about Normanâ€™s current campaign. The last photo is from this article.