The 'Recall Rhonda Fields' movement has been making great inroads this week.
We got the skinny on the petition process from the SoS.
The complaint is in the works.
We have a fresh copy of the SoS database.
We have a treasurer for the issue committee.
Two notaries have stepped up to volunteer.
(The Double Tree is giving us a happy hour menu for drink and food.)
We visited with Ben Schleur of the Secretary of State (SoS) regarding recall elections this week. We discussed:
-the petition, language, printing, modifying, packets, signatures, notaries, pitfalls,
-circulation, being efficient and correct with the petition circulation, pitfalls
-the counting process--yep, they look at each and every signature. No sampling done on recalls.
-sufficiency, every process has its jargon, sufficiency means you have enough qualified signatures to request a recall election from the governor.
-the protest period, the state must defend itself against protests after it declares sufficiency. Once the SoS declares the petition has sufficiency, the state certifies the petition stands.
-and how long Governor Hickenlooper has to schedule the election when the petition stands after the protest period.
We have just obtained the latest copy of the Secretary of State database, and have a database administrator massaging the data. This database will allow us to:
-verify residents addresses are correct (names as well) on the fly, while canvasing
-create the best strategy for canvasing
-find neighborhoods to poll for voter sentiment
-and will allow us to examine all the peculiar aspects of Rhonda Fields' house district (HB 42), including, why she had such low voter turn out at the 2012 General Election (headlining President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney).
Colorado Representative Rhonda Fields was the author of the most insidious gun-control bill, SB13 196. She presented this bill to the legislature of Colorado in March of 2013. She co-sponsored this bill with Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs, also in line for a recall election.
Rhonda Fields is also responsible for a bill, Governor John Hickenlouper signed into law, that made many common semi-automatic firearms illegal. Her HB[masked] bill prohibits magazines from being larger than fifteen rounds, 15 rounds. Her bill originally said the magazines for all guns, both pistols and rifles, be only 10 rounds, ten rounds.
This law will make the standard capacity magazines for most semi-automatic rifles illegal.
The law takes effect July 1, 2013.