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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Dianne Barker is an activist in our community, and she's known for not only speaking out but acting out at the Maricopa Association of Governments meetings.

She does cartwheels to emphasize her point and although she aces the landing every time she's now being ordered to keep her feet on the ground.

From Dianne Barker's perspective, there's no harm in doing the cartwheels.

"I think that the cartwheel is something I found out that I could do that is enjoyable, and it definitely expresses my passion," said Barker.

DD, as she's called, is a promoter of multimodal traveling, that is getting around without a car.

The former Ohio State cheerleader still has the spunk and stamina to pull it off, so she does at certain public meetings.

"At the end I said you know something you need to have passion in what you're doing rather than 3 minutes and here's your lobotomy," she said.

But some leaders with the Maricopa Association of Governments don't see it the same way..

The Maricopa Association of Governments sent DD a letter saying she must cease from doing cartwheels at their meetings. They say they have the authority to impose time and manner restrictions on their speakers.

She says she's not going to let mag hold her back from expressing herself the way she wants to

DD says she will follow the order, and refrain from cartwheels at their meetings, but don't expect her to keep her feet on the ground she says she just might flip, the next time.

"The cartwheel isn't the end of it, I'm walking down the wall backwards and getting myself in shape for doing the back over," she said.

Dianne can do four cartwheels in a row. She lives an active life, doesn't own a car, walks and rides her bike everywhere and uses public transportation and says, that's just what she wants our community leaders to do, to be role models and live out an active, healthy life.
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