no to bill 100267

those who know me know i’m not usually one to get political, but this is an issue that i have very strong feelings about and if i can get a couple more people aware and on the right side of it, it’s worth a random post.

essentially, philadelphia lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would require venues and concert promoters to submit applications for every show 30 days ahead of time to the chief of police. with it, they have to provide proof of entertainment licenses, contracts, liquor licenses and security plans. did i mention that those applications could be denied at any time without notice or reason?

i’m not exactly sure what the intended goal is with this, but it will most certainly result in the end of a lot of DIY promotion companies and venues, not to mention make it more difficult to get bands to come through town to play.

you can read the bill here but i’ve just given you the gist of it. best use that time to go here and sign a petition to stop this bill from being passed.

the goal is 50,000 signatures. help make it happen.

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2 Responses to “no to bill 100267”

  1. Tweets that mention no to bill 100267 « Pop That Rocks -- Topsy.com Says:

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by jamie brown, Rob Huff. Rob Huff said: in case you weren't aware, this is a bad thing. sign the petition to stop it: http://bit.ly/bDY9e0 […]

  2. chris Says:

    You can use http://www.phillymetal.com/protest to send an email to the City Council President and the two Councilmen who sponsored the bill.

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