July, 4th 2007:
public launch of the Political Reform Initiative of 2008
This is the official kickoff date of the Political Reform Act of 2008 Initiative Campaign. The
initiative is written. The website is up, and never quite done.
July 4th media event and party for democracy:
WHEN: July 4th, 2007, High Noon.
WHERE: Kat and Nicks Backyard, near Piedmont Ave., Oakland, Ca.
(Location Tentative, will confirm shortly, and transmit address and directions)
WHAT: Official Launch of the Political Reform Initiative of 2008. (Prohibiting Non-Voters from bribing our Politicians)
WHY: To drive political Corruption out of our Political Temples, back into the shadows, where corruption belongs. (And it’s the 4th of July!)
HOW: Having a birthday party for the Declaration of Independence, inviting the corporate media, the alternative media, and a hundred individual supporters of freedom and democracy, to witness the official launch of the: Political Reform Initiative of 2008.
THE GOAL: To join together with friends and kindred spirits on this important day, over BBQ Burgers, Beer, and a few Speeches, to draw the corporate and alternative media to cover and report on the launch of this Important Initiative.
CAN YOU HELP? Contributions for a Keg and Burgers gladly accepted. Help with decorations and a small platform for speeches gladly accepted. Help organizing attendees and contacting every major news outlet in California to announce the Initiative gladly accepted.
Activities: Eating, Drinking and Celebrating the 231st birthday of our tortured Democracy
Are You Down?
2437 Piedmont Ave, #202
Berkeley, California 94704
The most important dates are the legal
time requirements that determine the time frame within which we can
legally qualify our initiative for the November 2008 General Election.
THE OFFICIAL TIMELINE:
OUR INITIATIVE WILL BE ON THE BALLOT, IT MUST BE QUALIFIED WITHIN
THE PROPER TIME FRAME, WITH THE PROPER NUMBER OF OF SIGNATURES:
THE NUMBER OF VOTERS REQUIRED TO QUALIFY
NITIATIVES IS 5% OF THE TOTAL NUMBERS OF VOTES CAST IN THE PREVIOUS
In 2005, 5% of the total votes cast in
the governor's recall election amounted to 373,816 voters. This
means that 373,816 signatures were required to qualify an initiative
for the November 2006, general election.
This year, the 5% of the total number
of votes cast in the November governors' election will determine how
many signatures are required to qualify our initiative. This
number will be much less than the 373.8 thousand required in
Voter apathy is at a high tide, and a big turnout is not
expected. This will considerable lower the threshold to qualify our
initiative. This is our big chance to take our democracy, and our
government back from the special interests.
The initiative rules require that the
signatures required to qualify an initiative be collected within a 150 DAY PERIOD, starting
when the Attorney General gives the initiative an official name and
description. (The Attorney General, Secretary of State, and the
Dept. of Finance may take up to 55 days to analyze the initiative.)
150 day signature collection period must be completed, and the
initiative collect the signatures to qualify for ballot, 131
DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION DATE.
BE QUALIFIED FOR THE NOVEMBER 7, 2008 ELECTION, OUR
INITIATIVE MUST COLLECT THE SIGNATURES REQUIRED FOR QUALIFICATION
JUNE 29, 2008
150 DAY WINDOW FOR PETITION COLLECTION WILL START ON:
55 DAY MAXIMUM ANALYSIS REQUIRES THE INITIATIVE BE DELIVERED TO THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL BY:
July 4th launch of the initiative is designed to attract the
support necessary to qualify the initiative by June 29, 2008. HELP