YAL Table Shutdown at Rutgers University

This past Wednesday, Rutgers YAL set out to spread the message of liberty by handing out “FREE Liber-TEA” and “Brownies”. We also wanted to test the free speech zones at Rutgers University. On the College Avenue Campus, there is only one designated free speech zone, located at the steps of Brower Dining Hall. The free speech zone situation is extremely unconstitutional at Rutgers. So we decided, to set up our table outside of the free speech zone and on the other side of the street in front of the Rutgers Student Center.

Setting up Table  (While setting up our table) 

Unfortunately, within less than an hour of tabling we were shut down by a campus administrator. We were told to get rid of our table because we didn’t obtain a permit for a standing structure beforehand, but that did not stop us from recruiting!

administrator telling us to leave

We ended up clip boarding and handing out fliers, while wacing a “Don’t Tread on me Flag” in the air. We plan on doing many more activism events to work towards restoring our constitutional rights on campus by advocating to eliminate the restrictive free speech zone!

Dont tread on me flag   

Later that night we had our first meeting of the semester! We had pizza and met a lot of fellow liberty lovers that were interested in joining and helping out with the liberty movement. During the meeting, our executive board explained more about YAL to the newcomers and our experiences with the student organization. We talked about issues we would be doing activism events for this semester, which include Rutgers’ unconstitutional “free speech” codes, ending NSA spying, and legalizing marijuana. It is inspiring to see all these Rutgers students eager to get involved in the liberty movement. Rutgers University YAL is beyond excited to grow its chapter and to hold some great activism events this semester!

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