Re: [animalrights-177] IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: SIGNATURE GATHERING FOR PREVENTION OF FARM ANIMAL CRUELTY ACT

From: Lawrence
Sent on: Monday, October 15, 2007 6:46 PM
hi i'm going on a trip tomorrow. so i can't really gather signatures.
but i certainly would like to add my signatures to it. can i sign the
petition on line?

On 10/14/07, veganvet <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> Below my message is a message forwarded from the Los Angeles coordinators
> clarifying a few rules which were listed on the original packet sent out to
> folks last week.
>
> Last night we started gathering signatures for getting a ballot initiative
> to ban veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages in CA on the November
> 2008 ballot. I was able to personally get 77 signatures in the 2+ hours I
> was on the Promenade. It's a good start but just a drop in the bucket
> compared to the 650,000 signatures which MUST be collected by the end of
> February 2008 for the initiative to go on the November 2008 ballot. I was
> the only one out there who was gathering signatures (others were
> leafletting) so it was hard to keep pace with getting people to sign
> (verifying first that the signer was registered to vote in California -
> which is a requirement!) and answer people's questions about signing, etc.
> It would really be great if more people stepped up to volunteer to gather
> signatures. Before collecting signatures, you'll need to be oriented on the
> rules and regs and get your official petitions mailed to you directly (they
> cannot be photocopied)! Please contact one of the coordinators listed below
> for an info packet and petitions to get you started. To learn more, check
> out www.humanecalifornia­.org.
>
> Also, if you know of good places where there is decent pedestrian traffic
> (but not TOO much traffic, which actually reduces the signing rate b/c
> people are too distracted or busy to stop and sign) such as farmer's
> markets, outdoor fairs, outside stores etc. where signature gatherers could
> go to collect signatures, please email me these places and if applicable
> which times are best. I'll compile a list over the next week and send it
> out.
>
> Thanks so much for helping out with this important campaign! Remember, every
> signature counts!!!
>
> Armaiti
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­--------------------­--------------------­--
>
> FORWARDED MESSAGE FROM LA COORDINATORS:
>
> Good morning, all of our counties -- by name, LA, Kern, San Luis
> Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and, now, Stanislaus, too:
>
> Please excuse the mass-delivery approach, but it is the best way to
> reach all of you with this information this first weekend:
>
> **RULE 8: One county per petition page, and all counties must be
> named; please do not group or list any county as "miscellaneous" (though
> this is what the Tips document seems to suggest vis ? vis discussion of
> clipboards). Even if you have just one name from a given county, that
> county must have its own page and the county's name must appear on that
> sheet. Why? Each county will verify & count names in its
> jurisdiction only; they will discount signatures outside their bounds, even
> if
> these signatures otherwise would be considered valid.
>
> **IGNORE RULE 20: No "Affidavit of Circulator" is required for our
> effort. All you as gatherer/witnesser need to sign is the "Declaration
> of Circulator" portion at the bottom of each petition page.
>
> We're very sorry for this confusion but are glad to know so many of you
> are reading the rules!
>
> If you have questions on this or any other nuance of the process,
> please call us, especially in these dawning weeks. For those wondering
> about these rules & the ETA of their petitions, the next batches should
> arrive Tuesday or Wednesday.
>
> Christi & Whitney
> Los Angeles Coordinators
>
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> [address removed]
>
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>
>
>
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