Saturday, February 02, 2008
Arizona needs help with Ballot Access
Arizona is working toward ballot status and has until March 6th to turn in 20,449 good signatures. Petition gatherers have already collected approximately 10,000 and need at least 16-18,000 more to provide a cushion against contested signatures. Arizona has begun using professional signature gatherers and needs help with funding to pay these professionals. National Green Party has supported this process with donations requiring Arizona to match the funds. You can donate to the Arizona Green Party by sending a check to: P.O. Box 60173, Phoenix, AZ 85082-0173.
Richard Scott, one of the Coordinators of the Arizona drive says, "We can make this goal but it will take cooperation and help from Greens around the country to help raise the funds we need to get the job done. We have some petition gatherers from out of state coming to help but that takes time and coordination - guest gatherers must have a local with them when they petition. Donations will help us more easily attain our goal. I project that we can get this job completed for under $15,000 and we have approximately half that now - so please help - send us a check now - we can do this."
Ballot drives are also underway in Utah - Feb 15 - 2000 signatures, Hawai'i - Apr 3 - 663 signatures, North Carolina - May 16 - 69,734 signatures (in court - we're hoping for a favorable ruling this week and Texas - May 27 - 43,991 signatures. Green Line will be covering these and all ballot access efforts as they develop. To find out how to support Green Party Ballot Access go to: http://www.gp.org/committees/ballot/
Posted by Jason Nabewaniec