|Posted by Michelle LaMay on March 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Sunday, March 4, 2012. 143 petitions disributed all over the state! See “Where to Sign “ page.
Tuesday, March 6
THE DEMS CAUCUS ALL OVER THE STATE at 7pm.
Denverite circulators, head to Democratic Hdqtrs at 8th & Sante Fe to stand in front starting at 6:30pm. Please join me at your caucus or at your county Democratic Party hdqtrs that evening. All are REGISTERED VOTERS.
Words of support from Grand Junction:
“I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done so far Ms Lamay. I truly see everything thats happened a blessing and I think we can get shit done!! So me and my friends are off now... off to change our world!!”
From Michelle LaMay, author of #40
There is no doubt in my mind that if #40 gets on the November ballot, that in the privacy of the voting booth, independant and intelligent Coloradoans will vote YES, alleviating their communities of the fiscal burden of enforcing laws against possession of cannabis. The social costs to their friends and family members from a criminal record, the Scarlett Letter of the incidious Drug War, far exceeds any perception of the damage cannabis causes.
We need your passion, your good vibes and your time and/or money to get it done!!!
* $100 a week will pay one passionate, full-time circulater, who would gather 1000 valid signatures under my direction.
* $250 for each package of 200 petitions.
|Posted by Michelle LaMay on February 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Michelle LaMay on February 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
I was sitting here looking at my vehicle & the weather and have decided to mail my "captains" 5 (96 sig boxes on each, quite long) petitions to distribute and monitor and get back to me so I can replenish them. July 18 is last day to get VALID signatures. If someone would like to contribute $100 a week for a hand-picked public circulator to go to all political events (where there are registered voters.) please put that out there.
So, I may get another 15 to my captain in the Springs today or tomorrow, Rev Patrick Partridge and u go over there and check out three??? I'm not being stingy w the petitions, but my strategy is to monitor the first 199 for 5 weeks (I do not have to report donations until I print #200) and every politician is in Colorado many times. Dems caucus is Mar 7)& every county has a Repub, Dem & Libertarian convention from now until the first week in May.
If <90% are valid in the first scan of a random 20k, the Secy of State calls it good! It would be incredible publicity in August for the Secy to make that kind of announcement. I may get 10k sigs the week of April 20! I will be able to check ea box as they come back for validity and white them out is they aren't valid. So, using smart phone, use/print out some cards with the attached ping ( bar code) that goes right to the voter registration page before someone signs. It takes 10 days to get into the system, so on the day a registered voter signs the active info must match. New registrants can't sign until they are in the system. Everyone who holds a petition must watch people sign and it can't be left laying around. It is a legal document. If one has only one valid signature, it is going to get turned in! They are/must be numbered sequentially and when enough (88K) are scanned, is good to go on the ballot: don't forget, "let the people decide," always gets Coloradoans.
Thanks in large part to help from people like u with your advertising buy, I have captains ALL OVER THE STATE AND IN EVERY CORNER!!
Sadly, if Initiative #30 fails in the next 6 days to get 2400 new, valid voters signatures (people can not have signed before) INITIATIVE #40 WILL HAVE MET ALL DEADLINES AND BE THE ONLY CANNABIS ISSUE ON NOV BALLOT!!
Michelle LaMay, Proponent #1
|Posted by Michelle LaMay on September 23, 2011 at 5:00 PM||comments (4)|
|Posted by Michelle LaMay on September 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM||comments (1)|
Dear Peeps for Relief for Possession of Cannabis Act of 2012 in Colorado:
Tax activist, Douglas Bruce was kind enough to give me a call today after I sent him an email asking him about the initiative process. He advised me about the costs of 20,000 petitions to be distributed around the state to collect 85,000 legal signatures on.
Rather than my original, off-the-cuff estimate of $16,500.00, the petition can be produced for $6000. 00. This lowers the cost of real decriminalization in Colorado, by stopping the Courts from fining or sentencing for possession and cultivation of cannabis, by $10,000!
How cheap is it, Coloradoans, less than $50,000 for FREEDOM??
Your humble servant,
|Posted by Michelle LaMay on August 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Denver, CO August 25…Yesterday I traveled to the Adams County Sheriff's Department in Brighton, CO hopefully to pop in on Sheriff Doug Dorr. Sheriff Dorr had reported to the press last week that he was undergoing a sever budgit crisis and that he may have to release county jail prisoners who each cost the Sheriff's Office $88.00 a day.
It is my intention to talk to Sheriffs around Colorado who face similar budget problems and suggest they endorse Iniiative #40, Relief for Possession of Cannabis Act 2012 to save the taxpayers money housing people for possession of cannabis.
Though I was unable to see Sheriff Dorr in person, too busy with budget crisis, his assistant did meet and listen to my request. I left the initiative and my resume and was assured Sheriff Dorr would see them. I also related how the savings admittedly may not be that much since a little research showed 2100 incidents in Adams County between July 15 and August 15 just this year and only two were for "narcotics" which, I said, could be anything.
I also asked her for advice on how effective she thought a personal letter to each to each Colorado sheriff would be and if she thought they they would read it. She said she thought it would be read. 51 x .50 = $26.00. Lot cheaper than gas, more personal than email.
I visit the CO Sheriff's Association here in Denver next to see if I can speak to them en masse anytime and hope to put out that letter over the weekend.