As a result of the Recent SLAPP lawsuit filed by political activist Lane Bajardi and Kim Cardinal against MSV, Grafix Avenger and at least 10 other anonymous commentators, The Hoboken Free Speech Legal Defense fund has been created to help fight the suppression of free speech.
Thus the two named defendants have been forced to reach out to the community for assistance and announce the Hoboken Free Speech Legal Defense Fund, a non-tax deductible entity to mount a rigorous defense.
Make out the check or money order to the Hoboken Free Speech Legal Defense Fund.
The defendants thank you kindly in advance for any and all support!
Editor's Note: I am fully aware that this fundraising effort also coincides with a BOE campaign and a future mayoral campaign next year along with several ballot initiatives to increase voter turnout and consolidate elections. When Beth Mason threatened one of the defendants with a lawsuit when he simply asked her a question about Mason Family Civic League records at a recent City Council meeting participatory democracy took a real back seat to Beth Mason's scorched earth politics and enemies list retribution from two of her political activists. It is as if Beth Mason can't take criticism at all and seeks to silence any one who disagrees with her.
There is a greater cause here and that is protecting free political speech in Hoboken.Give what you can. Fighting SLAPP lawsuits doesn't come cheap. Especially, since it is highly suspected that Beth and Ricky Mason are behind their political allies that filed the lawsuit. ◦