The politicians calling the shots want revenge. Revenge on the voters.

The Voter Revenge Act would make it almost impossible for average citizens to place an initiative on the ballot. It would require its backers to collect signatures at a rate 5X FASTER than currently permitted. Only wealthy special interests would be able to gather enough signatures in enough time to have an initiative placed on the ballot.  

This directly targets grassroots organizations. This directly targets you, the voter. Call your Senator now and tell them to vote NO. 

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Hello, my name is _____ and I live in ____.

I’m calling to demand that you respect Idaho voters and vote NO on SB1159. Idaho citizens should be active in government and democracy. The initiative and referendum process does this.

  • This bill severely diminishes our constitutional right to make law by ballot initiative.
  • This bill will require its backers to collect signatures at a rate 5X FASTER than currently permitted.
  • An initiative now may only need to gather 60K signatures over 18 months at a rate of 3.3K/month. Under this bill, an initiative would need to gather 100K in 6 months at a rate of 16.6K/month.
  • Only wealthy special interests would be able to gather enough signatures in enough time to have an initiative placed on the ballot. 
  • The initiative process was created to check corrupt politicians and to establish a way for average citizens to become directly involved in the political process.
  • This is the second time in less than 10 years that the Idaho legislature has made it harder for average citizens to place an initiative on the ballot. 
  • After voters overturned the Luna Laws in 2012, the Idaho legislature passed SB 1108 which added geographic distribution requirements for signature collection based on legislative district effectively making it harder to place an initiative on the ballot.

Please respect the voters and vote NO on SB1159. Thank you for your time.
 

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