Corps Ain’t Peeps needs your help!
By Dave Meserve
For the past month, volunteers with the Corps Ain’t Peeps Coalition (Corporations are not People) have been gathering signatures to qualify our Ballot Initiative Ordinance for a place on the November ballot in Arcata. Full text of the Ordinance is at the bottom of this message.
We need 1066 valid signatures, which means that with a margin of safety, we need to collect about 1500 signatures of Arcata voters, and we need them by April 30. We currently have about half that number, so we are on track for success, but we could really use some help from other folks out there who support our cause.
To collect signatures, you must be a registered voter within the Arcata city limits, and everyone who signs the petition must also be registered to vote in Arcata. Each petition sheet has space for ten signatures.
Can you commit to getting a sheet, or two, or more filled out to advance our effort? Do you have ten friends or neighbors who would be happy to sign? Can you take a sheet or two with you to a community event?
If you can help, please call me, Dave Meserve, at 834-3612, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will give you as many petition sheets as you can use, along with guidelines for signature gathering and half-sheet copies of the proposed Ordinance to offer to potential signers.
This campaign is a parallel effort, working in cooperation with Move to Amend. Their volunteers are collecting signatures urging the Board of Supervisors to put a resolution on the Humboldt County ballot in November, which calls for a constitutional amendment asserting that Corporations are not People and Money is not Speech. Their petition forms are white, and any Humboldt County resident can sign.
Our campaign will put a Ballot Initiative Ordinance on the November ballot in Arcata, which asserts that within the City of Arcata, Corporations do not have the Rights of People. Our petition sheets are bright yellow, and only registered voters within the Arcata city limits can sign.
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.