Make the voter guide fair for Colorado voters
  • Petitioned Mike Mauer

This petition was delivered to:

Director of the Colorado Legislative Council Committee
Mike Mauer

Make the voter guide fair for Colorado voters

    1. Petition by

      Yes on 64

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!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. Denver Post Editorial: Panel erred in blue book edits

      "[M]any voters do in fact look to the blue book for information, and there is absolutely no reason it shouldn't fairly reflect the best arguments by both sides -- no matter how contentious the issue. Thanks to the clumsy work of a legislative committee, however, this year it may not."

      http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_21510390/editorial-panel-erred-blue-book-edits

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Janice Hoffman LOUISVILLE, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      Freedom is important to me.

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    • Kennith Sellars COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      The voter guide needs to be fair and show both sides of the issue without bias.

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    • Paul Stambo SOUTH WINDSOR, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      Marijuana is safer than alcohol and should be treated that way.

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    • John Hinman COALDALE, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      Needs to be equal in all ways

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    • doug belscher BOULDER, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      Things should be fair, marijuana is an incredible medicine that helps me greatly with my pain and more people should learn the benefits about it AND screwing around with the language in a voter's guide is manipulating the system to stay in the same status thereby affecting people unfairly.

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