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August 9, 2012

News chopper catches FJP’s chalkupy in LA!

August 9, 2012

If you like this chalk art, please consider making a donation to Fresh Juice Party’s Chalkupy Fund here: FRESH JUICE PARTY FUNDRAISING!

Click HERE for HELICOPTER VIDEO FOOTAGE of our LA chalkupy — from the local CBS affiliate!

LA TIMES article

Huffington Post article

Southern California Public Radio blog

Press Release August 9, 2012 FRESH JUICE PARTY is proud to chalk in solidarity with OCCUPY LA and CHALK WALK! They’ve called a “Global Day of Action to Chalkupy” on August 9th. FJP will host a contingent from the bay area who will travel to Los Angeles to participate in this peaceful, all-ages event. Among FJP’s group is 2012 Vice-Presidential candidate, CINDY SHEEHAN! And we’ll be chalking alongside our friends, CODEPINK!

FRESH JUICE PARTY is prepared to challenge the notion that “sidewalk chalk is graffiti” on 1st Amendment grounds (pun intended). This is an issue that’s been arising around the country in recent days as political candidates make their fundraising rounds, and political chalk art is doused by kowtowing city officials.

FRESH JUICE PARTY’s weekly Chalkupy in Oakland’s Oscar Grant Plaza shares the spirit of LA’s Chalk Walk: Opening up a public space for all members of the community to come together to have their voices heard – regardless of age, race, physical ability, artistic skill – and to have fun, and get creative and messy with art. We all have a vested interest in seeing that political chalking (as we established with Oakland Police Department in this video) is not misconstrued as vandalism; it is protected speech and it is art.