The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is inviting concerned gamers to participate in a pro-gaming rally on November 2 in Washington D.C., the same day that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Schwarzenegger vs. EMA case.
The rally will take place on the steps of the Court, which is located at One First Street NE, at 9 AM. Oral arguments for the landmark videogame case are scheduled for 10AM ET.
The ECA noted:
This is the first time that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on any state law attempting to restrict or ban the sale of video games. Until now, all of those laws have been struck down, but we can’t guarantee that the Supreme Court will agree.
That is why we’re asking you to join the ECA for a rally in support of free speech and to demonstrate that you’re not afraid to show it!
The ECA also organized a Gamer Petition earlier this year, which urged the Court to uphold the First Amendment rights of videogames and gamers. The petition and signatures, along with the organization’s amicus brief, were submitted to the Court on September 17. Almost 50,000 people have signed the petition to-date.
Those interested in attending the rally are being asked to RSVP here.
Disclosure: GamePolitics is a publication of the ECA