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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Yep - I've signed numerous petitions that were aimed at keeping criminals in jail. Expanding roadways, adding sidewalks - and the most recent one was to get a 3rd party candidate onto the local-election ballot even though I thought she sounded like a freaking moron . . . I thought it was still a decent cause.
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's exactly as the title says, have you ever signed a petition? If so, what petition did you sign and what was the outcome? I recently signed my first petition and I was wondering how many members of DP have also done so or believe that they are valuable and can enact changes.
    I signed petitions ranging from enacting a law to continuing a anime show. Sometimes they are successful and something they are not. In my state we have voter initiatives. So if we want someone our elected officials are refusing to do then we start a petition drive. If it gets enough signatures it goes on the ballot and the people vote yea or nay for it. So signing petitions are important.
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    I'd like to see Firefly again, too, but there are some other things I think are more important in life.

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    I signed a petition to install a traffic light at the corner of my street. Unfortunately we did not get a traffic light until after someone was killed. Very sad that it took a tragedy before we were listened to.
    If it was a two-way stop (not 4-way) previously there are good reasons for being reluctant to put in a signal as they have their own problems. It could also be that it was on a back-logged list to be done and the accident moved it up on the list. Still, I dislike it when it takes a terrible accident to provoke an actual response.
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's exactly as the title says, have you ever signed a petition? If so, what petition did you sign and what was the outcome? I recently signed my first petition and I was wondering how many members of DP have also done so or believe that they are valuable and can enact changes.
    Yes. I signed a petition to repeal Amendment One in NC banning gay marriage for good. As far as I know there weren't enough signatures since Amendment One is still in effect. I did this because 1)I think that banning gay marriage is a)stupid and immoral and b)an overstep of governmental powers whether state or federal and ought to be unconstitutional especially on the basis of its immorality as described in the writings of the Good Book and 2) I fear that the results will be similar to those in Ohio, in which case, my health care policy could be endangered.
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    I've signed loads of them.

    Petitions to get something on the ballot, but I can't remember the result other than it showed up on the ballot that year.

    I've circulated petitions as a demonstration of concern to the city council and planning commission. That was a roaring success, thankfully.

    I wish I could remember more of them. Oh I remember one that wasn't successful. Getting the state out of the liquor business in Oregon. I've signed 3 of those over the years and it doesn't do a darned bit of good.
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I've signed loads of them.

    Petitions to get something on the ballot, but I can't remember the result other than it showed up on the ballot that year.

    I've circulated petitions as a demonstration of concern to the city council and planning commission. That was a roaring success, thankfully.

    I wish I could remember more of them. Oh I remember one that wasn't successful. Getting the state out of the liquor business in Oregon. I've signed 3 of those over the years and it doesn't do a darned bit of good.
    Out of the liquor business?
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    We have state liquor stores here. You can buy beer and wine from any licensed retailer, but liquor is limited to state run stores and there are usually only one or two in a medium sized town. The prices are incredible and the selection is not even close to what you can find at a corner store in most other states.

    We've petitioned over and again to allow it to be sold in any licensed store, like Costco.
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    We have state liquor stores here. You can buy beer and wine from any licensed retailer, but liquor is limited to state run stores and there are usually only one or two in a medium sized town. The prices are incredible and the selection is not even close to what you can find at a corner store in most other states.

    We've petitioned over and again to allow it to be sold in any licensed store, like Costco.
    I've always looked at distilled spirits and beer/wine differently since one is "natural" and the other isn't but I didn't realize there were states that thought that way, too. Interesting.

    Being an alcoholic (the type that never needs to start but can't stop past #3 or 4) I can see both sides of that issue. Have you done studies on, for example, teenage alcohol consumption to see if it actually helps control illegal use? Or alcoholism in general, maybe?
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I've always looked at distilled spirits and beer/wine differently since one is "natural" and the other isn't but I didn't realize there were states that thought that way, too. Interesting.

    Being an alcoholic (the type that never needs to start but can't stop past #3 or 4) I can see both sides of that issue. Have you done studies on, for example, teenage alcohol consumption to see if it actually helps control illegal use? Or alcoholism in general, maybe?
    I understand where I think you are going with that. No I have not done or researched studies on those two subjects, so I have no idea if controlling liquor sales helps control illegal use or helps with the rate of alcoholism.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
    Danica Roem - The nation's first openly transgender person elected to serve in a U.S. state legislature.

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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I'd like to see Firefly again, too, but there are some other things I think are more important in life.

    If it was a two-way stop (not 4-way) previously there are good reasons for being reluctant to put in a signal as they have their own problems. It could also be that it was on a back-logged list to be done and the accident moved it up on the list. Still, I dislike it when it takes a terrible accident to provoke an actual response.
    Where I live in NJ there are no 4 way stops. And the response time was lenghty until a person died. It was installed quickly after the tragedy. But maybe you are right and it was on the agenda.

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