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Recall campaign in Colorado

Discussion in 'Activism' started by JRH6856, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    Washington Times article about the current grass roots recall campaign in Colorado.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Apri 30, 2013—Recall petition drives are well under way for four pro-gun control Democrats in the Colorado state legislature.

    The four facing recall petitions are:

    John Morse (Senate District 11; 7,178 valid signatures needed)

    Angela Giron (Senate District 3; 11,285 valid signatures needed)

    Evie Hudak (Senate District 19; 18,962 valid signatures needed)

    Mike McLachlan (House District 59; 10,587 valid signatures needed)

    In Colorado, the number of valid signatures needed is 25% of the total ballots cast in the election of the official being recalled. Petition gatherers usually get 25-40% more than necessary.​
  2. calaverasslim

    calaverasslim Well-Known Member

    Let us hope this works
  3. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Have at 'um, and I wish you luck! If any gun shows are still going on they are an excellent place to collect signatures.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2013
  4. Midwest

    Midwest Well-Known Member

    Try collecting signatures around sporting goods stores, Walmart and local gun stores (as well as gun shows as the previous poster suggested). Make flyers and pamphlets with the information and where to sign the petition and hand these out throughout the towns and shopping areas.

    I suggest keeping this thread open until the petitions are collected and the recount is underway, and/or a follow-up to this thread.

    Good Luck
  5. HKGuns

    HKGuns Well-Known Member

    People are more pissed off than at any time I can remember. I really hope NOBama and uncle fester take another run at more gun control. Perhaps then the pissed off and fed up attitudes will stick around until the 2014 elections.

    NOBAMA is too stupid to know he just ruined the Democratic Party and turned control of the Senate over to the GOP for now and likely after the 2014 election.
    Last edited: May 1, 2013
  6. 7irontim

    7irontim New Member

    Here's hoping they get them.
  7. leprechaun50

    leprechaun50 Well-Known Member

    Good luck Colorado. Hope that you are able to make examples out of these losers.
  8. loose noose

    loose noose Well-Known Member

    I'm wishing you the best, wish I could help, I "used" to fish and hunt in Colorado all the time not to mention skiing.:)
  9. cologuy

    cologuy Well-Known Member

    The petition for recalling Giron is going pretty well right now. As of last weekend, we had just over half of the signatures we need to force the recall. The local Dems must be getting nervous, because there was an article in the local paper yesterday that quoted the county clerk and some other local politicians (all Dems, of course) saying that the recall election would cost the city/county over $250,000. Given the budget problems we have, I'd imagine that news was meant to scare off some folks who might be sitting on the fence right now. Personally, I'm cautiously optimistic that the recall will happen, but this is a VERY heavily Dem area, and for the most part Giron hasn't pissed off many people besides gun owners/2nd Amendment supporters, so collecting the other half of the signatures is going to be tough. One interesting note - the local Walmarts won't let us circulate petitions in front of their stores, apparently they've taken some heat in the past from people complaining about petition gatherers being a little too aggressive. And since it's private property, it's their call, of course. Fortunately the K-Mart and lots of other places are OK with us being there. I'll try and keep this thread updated as more news develops.
  10. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Get as many people active as you can, invite others around your LGS to help spread the word. Find as many CO forums and post on them as well. Even ad websites like craigslist, etc. should have a post.

    Good luck.
  11. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Gonna run 'em out.....

  12. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    :uhoh:^^^Off topic observation: The mode of dress of the crowd in that cartoon is about 40-50 years later than the date of the event depicted. :scrutiny:
  13. TheSaint

    TheSaint Well-Known Member

    To call CO citizens, talk to your local sporting goods stores, gun shops, friends and everyone else you can get to the signatures in place. We must remove these anti-freedom tyrants from office. It can be done. The recall is a great way to send notice to the other states that the people are not jumping on the disarmament bandwagon and that politicians that usurp any of the Bill of Rights are on a one-way express ticket out of town. Get the word out folks, lets get this done!
  14. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    Good luck and godspeed Coloradoans.
    I surely hope it is successful.
  15. Midwest

    Midwest Well-Known Member

    There should be press releases to conservative media outlets as well as other Pro-gun forums and organizations. I think rt (Russia Today) might be interested as well as World Net Daily www.wnd.com , Conservative News http://cnsnews.com/, also Drudge Report, Free Republic, maybe even Fox News.

    Again Good Luck
  16. TheSaint

    TheSaint Well-Known Member

    For the folks in CO, don't forget to write your local papers, post on local messageboards and so forth. We may not have big dollars, but that doesn't mean that the word can't get out. CO was one of the first states to start the latest round of anti-gun nonsense, it would be quite fitting if we could get those citizens' freedoms restored there first. Next, NY, CA and so forth. :)
  17. 45bthompson

    45bthompson Well-Known Member

    Don't you guys have a huge Cabela's in Grand Junction? I imagine they would be happy to help.
  18. csspecs

    csspecs Well-Known Member

    Remember that signatures are the only thing that matters, not the reason why they are signing. So logically if one can find other reasons why someone should be removed it would stand to reason that you could appeal to a larger market..

    In other words, find something else besides guns, in the event that someone does not feel strongly about firearms you can make them feel strongly about something else.
  19. Midwest

    Midwest Well-Known Member

    I found some information on how to do press releases. This might be of help for the recall campaign in Colorado as well as other pro-gun rights activist campaigns. You can also use a distribution service to distribute the press releases for your group.

    To date, what pro-gun forums, gun rights organizations (NRA,GOA), news outlets and conservative bloggers have been contacted? This sounds like maybe something Sean Hannity or one of the other conservative broadcasters might be interested in.

    I'll bet the interest in this recall is real high (besides the pro-gun community). Hopefully some spokespeople of this could offer to do radio interviews or something of the like. We need to get the message out. Like others have said, once this succeeds, the other states are next for recalls. I think there is a lot riding on this.

    Press Release Information


    Finding Places to Submit a Press Release

    Target newspapers, online newspapers or other media outlets in geographic areas where you want to expand your business.

    Submit your press release to key players in your field including noted bloggers and industry leaders.

    Use a distribution service. If you don't have time to research outlets for your press releases, then work with someone who can help you.
  20. cologuy

    cologuy Well-Known Member

    I've forwarded some of your suggestions on to the folks that are heading up the recall - thanks for the ideas. One thing I need to point out is that we're actually dealing with a fairly small market, since only people who live in the district that Giron represents can sign the petition. That's unfortunate, because we have lots of folks from outside the district that do business here and would love to sign the petitions, but we have to turn them away. We've pretty well saturated all the local media, I think, now it's just a matter of time.
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