Posted on April 6, 2011
What if I-1149 fails this year?
For anyone who is interested, I have been toying with the idea that 3 months (3000 signatures per day) may not work out.
That maybe we should plan well in advance for doing this again next year. Just as a precautionary measure, you know not putting all of our apples in one basket.
I have some ideas and maybe some backing for next year if we HAVE to run this again.
I consider that the problem with this year is that there wasn’t a lot of planning last year for this. Everyone thought I-1068 was the end all be all of our efforts. Unfortunately it didn’t work out, and honestly this may not work out this year either.
So far I have come up with some info, but nothing else that is solid yet.
In my opinion I think we should put some checks and balances in place.
1. No one in a leadership role with special interests, including dispensers, growers, lobbyists or pot lawyers. (Special interests freaks contributors, and volunteers out)
2. A reliable and proven 3rd party signature count provider. (I have some good info on this)
3. A very open structure to the organization, none of this “I am coordinator, you better respect me” bull
I am planning for the worst, but hoping for the best.
If anyone is interested, I will be working on this idea over the next 8 months, and I will be posting my ideas accordingly on xCannabis.com.
I may not want to run or lead the campaign, but I am just kicking around ideas and posting them publicly incase someone wants to use these ideas, or maybe I will run it if no one else steps up.
But this is too serious of an issue to let the legislature take control of our rights. I would hate to see something like HB 1550 pass, and I would especially hate for SB 5073 to pass!!!
Here is a resource that I am using, and I have others that I am investigating now.
This is a group that people may want to look into for running successful citizens initiatives. Help on many levels, including info for professional independent petition counts>
Citizens in Charge Foundation
2050 Old Bridge Road Suite 103
Lake Ridge, VA 22192
Phone: (703) 492-1776
Fax: (703) 910-7728
Thanks for being concerned about your freedom, and DOING SOMETHING about it!