With one leader clearly gagged standing on the step of City Hall, COPS / Metro Alliance leaders denounced a new San Antonio city rule prohibiting non-profits from talking to City Councilmembers about the budget. Leaders pointed out that the new rule amounted to a gag order, even for nonprofits not requesting City funds for themselves.
Said Rosa Araujo-Iracheta of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church, “For some agencies, this blackout period has been in effect since March...That's over five months of being shut out!”
Let the Non Profits Lobby, San Antonio Express News
Activists Protest City Council's Ban on Lobbying for Funds, San Antonio Express News