Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Poll: Is it right or wrong to ban gun-control ads on buses?

Community Transit, the primary transit organization in Snohomish County, has said no to running ads from a gun-control group.

The transit organization, however, says the policy isn’t aimed at the group, Washington Cease Fire.

Community Transit’s board adopted the new policy May 2, saying it doesn’t want to give riders the idea that it’s behind any particular political position and doesn’t want to create any controversy over┬áreligious, social and political issues., according to the story in The Herald in Everett.

Cease Fire’s ads also were rejected by Pierce County transit.

Meanwhile, King County Metro is running Washington Cease Fire ads inside and outside its buses. See last week’s story by Seattle Times staff writer Brian Rosenthal.

What do you think? Should transit organizations ban political ads or ads that promote one side of an issue or the other? Vote in our poll.

Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: political ads, poll, transit

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►