Why we don’t get permits

This statement is not a commentary in response to any specific group or event

As a collective we do not seek permits from State authority for any meetings or events. We collectively understand that participation with State authority lends that authority credence and legitimacy. We do not believe the State has legitimate authority over the autonomous actions of people. And so we collectively refuse to legitimize or prop up white supremacist, colonialist, patriarchal, ableist, classist power structures wherever possible; refusing to seek permits falls directly in line with that collective ethic. 

Note: This is not a condemnation of other groups we collaborate with who may seek permits. It is a statement of our collectively agreed upon desire to thwart any and all State authority. We invite people and groups to reflect on why they choose to engage with the State and seek permits.

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