Coloradans rely on the state voter guide to make informed choices on how to vote in elections.
Unfortunately, if we don't act soon, voters will receive a biased argument in their voter guides about the pros and cons of Amendment 64, the initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol.
The Yes on Amendment 64 campaign will have an argument 208 words long. The No campaign? 366 words -- over 75% more than the Yes side!
How could this happen? Because on September 5, in what the evidence clearly suggests was a misunderstanding, the Colorado Legislative Council Committee mistakenly removed three of the best Yes on 64 arguments without the knowing support of two-thirds of the committee required to modify the final draft of the voter guide. These arguments were that:
* Marijuana is objectively less harmful than alcohol.
* The consequences of a marijuana offense are too severe.
* Law enforcement resources would be better spent on more serious crimes.
The Director of the Colorado Legislative Council Committee, Mike Mauer, has the power to unilaterally re-insert these crucial arguments into the voter guide -- but he only has until Wednesday at 1:30 PM MT. That's why we've got to do everything we can, right now, to convince Mr. Mauer to fix the voter guide.
Sign our petition right now to the Director of the Legislative Council, Mike Mauer, and ask him to fix the voter guide!