Monday, January 25, 2010

Ballot Access Bill

This Wednesday Jan. 26, 2010 HB142 the ballot access bill is coming up in the Constitution and Elections committee. This bill, sponsored by Rep. Cam Ward, would reduce by half the number of signatures a third party or independent candidate would have to collect in order to be placed on the ballot. We really need this bill in Alabama. The political system here is locked up by Democrats and Republicans and you see the mess we are in because of it. Fresh faces and new ideas are badly needed if Alabama is to ever move forward.

Please take a moment and write/call/visit the members of the members of the Constitution and Elections committee and ask them to support this bill. Everyone should have the right to participate in the political process and the Democrats and Republicans have no business making rules that cut everyone who is not a Democrat or Republican out of the process by demanding such an outrageous number of signatures for ballot access. They DO NOT OWN the political process....the people DO.

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