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Re: [tcCannabisClub] Should I run for the Minnesota Senate?

From: Kurtis W. H.
Sent on: Monday, August 15, 2011 7:02 PM
I really like the content of the petitions. My question is though, what do we do with them once we have the signatures? I agree that getting emails for future volunteer opportunities is a great thing. Are the petitions mainly to show off to candidates how popular our movement is? Can these petitions be entered as evidence in a court proceeding? If we do end up doing petitions at the fair, I personally also would like to have one that says that based on the fact that 16 states now have medical cannabis laws, cannabis now has accepted medical use in the united states and therefore must immediately be removed from Schedule I of Minnesota's version of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

I don't know what sort of office is currently open for me to run for at the moment. The deadline for filing for the open Senate position has passed. Isn't next year the year that all of the seats will be open again?

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 6:44 PM, W. D. (Bill) Hamm <[address removed]> wrote:
Hello Kurt;
If you run in the primary for either political party you will only have to pay the registration fee. The registration fee can be gotten around with a hardship petition, rules are on the Sec. of States office. These rules apply to running for a Major Party such as the  DFL, GOP, or IP. If you run as and independent candidate or for any of the minor Parties such as the GREEN Party you will have to do the petition drive to get on the ballot.
As for the petitions that I have suggested we circulate at the State Fair, I have enclosed two of them and can scan the third in if needed. Although a booth would have been nice, working the fair in several teams of 2, promoting and collecting signatures of support and e-mail addresses. The purpose of the petition drive is 2 fold, first to gather signatures of support, and second to gather their e-mail addresses to build a powerful base of volunteers for the cause who we can, (empower), inform, and call upon for help when needed.
W. D. (Bill) Hamm

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