LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Between the United States Post Office and the police station on Montclair Avenue in Little Falls, stood a sign that read “DEFEND TRUMP, STOP HERE” as two activists set up a stand displaying signs, and pamphlets alongside the town’s sidewalk encouraging pedestrians and drivers to pull over for further information on Thursday afternoon.
The two activists are from LaRouchePAC, a political organization that calls from the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. On their stand, a display of posters read “Jail Mueller.” Mueller was appointed in May 2017 by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to lead a law enforcement investigation of alleged Russian or foreign influence in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Although this is the first time LaRouchePAC has stopped in Little Falls, “we’re organizing all over the country — it’s a nationwide campaign,” said Christopher Sare, who handed out LaRouchePAC literature and encouraged voters to join its Political Action Committee. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU,) generally, all types of expression are constitutionally protected in traditional "public forums" such as streets, sidewalks and parks.
The Township of Little Falls has a Democratic mayor and a majority-Democrat council. Little Falls Democratic Organization Chairman Kevin Barry stated, "The Little Falls council went from a 100 percent Republican from a few years ago to a 100 percent Democratic with a Democratic mayor," however, a small crowd gathered around the LaRouche PAC’s table Thursday to browse the group’s literature and discuss their views. “We’re going everywhere,” Sare added. “We often do post offices because they’re very public."