Thursday, July 03, 2014

HERO Petition Check Training

The deadline is today for the HERO haters to get their petitions in to the city secretary so they can be checked to determine they collected enough signatures per City Charter requirements to force a repeal election.

Since we are keenly aware of the fact our opponents will lie, cheat and break the law to get the 17,500 signatures they need to force that repeal vote this November, it's up to us HERO defenders to ensure that invalid or fraudulent signatures don't get counted.

The stakes are high on this one.  If we find enough invalid or fraudulent signatures, the petition will fail and the HERO won't face a repeal election.  Team HERO is going all out to make sure that every one of these invalid and fraudulent signatures is found and our state election law is complied with to the letter.

Tuesday night at Resurrection MCC was the first of several planned meetings held to train people to do precisely that with another scheduled for 7:00 PM tonight.  

40 people showed up at this initial meeting to get a quick but thorough tutorial from Kris Banks on how to find those invalid or fraudulent signatures.   The other cool thing about this part of the battle is that it doesn't require you to speak in front of city council or with other people, and you can do it on your own time and at your own pace. 

Volunteers will need:

*A computer at home
* Internet at home
* A Google account (if you have a Gmail account, you already have a Google account. If you do not, sign up for a free one here:

If you're interested in attending tonight's training, Resurrection MCC is located at 2025 W.11th St.  You do not need to bring a laptop to the training, but it may be helpful if you can.

If you have experience in any of the following, please email in advance:

* Legal Field (Lawyer, Law Student, Paralegal)
* Data Collection Management
* Election Petitions

Legacy is also hosting a bring your own laptop or tablet HERO petition check event July 9 from 6-8 PM at its building located at 1415 California St.   They will have space for 20 people, will feed you and provide the WiFi access.  

Civil rights should never be put up to a vote.   Let's do our part to ensure they aren't in this case. 

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