Tag Archives: Initiative

Libertarian Mike Gravel to speak at initiative conference in Oklahoma on Nov. 15th

From Virtualization.sys-con.com:

National Experts, Oklahoma Initiative Leaders Discuss Ways to Reform State’s Initiative Process

With No Initiatives on ’08 Ballot and Legal Battles, Reform Needed

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Oklahomans for Initiative Rights (http://ok4ir.org/) is hosting a half-day conference this Saturday, November 15, from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm at the Renaissance Convention Center Hotel in downtown to discuss problems with Oklahoma’s initiative process and solutions to those problems.… Read more ...

Even while third parties lag, election reform initiatives have a good Election Day

From CommonDreams.org:

Electoral Reform on the Ballot: Wins for Instant

Runoff Voting and More

by Rob Richie

2008 was historic in terms of the election of the first African American to be president and the largest number of voters at the polls in our history. But in the modern era, there is no excuse for privately-owned voting machines that breed mistrust, confusing ballot designs, polling places with long lines, voter registration laws that leave nearly a third of Americans off the rolls, an Electoral College system that undercuts equality and voting methods that suppress voter choice and stifle fair representation.

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Third parties galore in The New Yorker

In the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine, Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Michael Bloomberg, and even Chuck Baldwin get mentions. And they are all mentioned in a somewhat lamentable manner.

Nader and New York’s independent mayor Michael Bloomberg are discussed in a short article in the “Talk of the Town” section.… Read more ...

Independent mayor of New York seeks third term

The New York Times reports that “after months of speculation about his political future, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg plans to announce on Thursday morning that he will seek a third term as mayor, according to three people who have been told of his plans.”

However, a current term limit law is preventing him from doing so.Â… Read more ...

San Francisco LP activist Starchild instrumental in putting prostitution decriminalization on the ballot

Press release posted on the LP Radicals yahoo group. Starchild has had various offices in the San Francisco and California LP, and is one of the spokespeople for this initiative.

The San Francisco Department of Elections announced today that the measure prohibiting city officials from spending money arresting and prosecuting people for prostitution, and mandating equal legal protection for sex workers, has qualified for the November ballot.

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