How we make law in California – in parking lots

Gather signatures for initiatives We make decisions about law and governance in Redding’s supermarket parking lots. Our initiative process puts power directly in the hands of the people – people shopping – and goes around the legislators we pay to get this stuff right. Shown above is the bait. Seen yesterday in Redding, a couple of signs for a petition to legalize and tax marijuana. Not a bad idea IMHO. But it’s bait and switch. He’s actually being paid to have you sign several petitions. One concerns marijuana, but another squashes municipalities from starting their own utilities. Sponsored by PG&E of course, but he doesn’t tell you that. Another has to do with car insurance. He doesn’t explain the complex issue well at all, and why would he know? And am I knowledgeable about the subtleties of car insurance laws. No. I’m not. Are you?
Check out this totally relevant link to Thomas Elias in Redding.com today. “Just say no to signature gatherers.”
However, that being said, just say yes to voting today. It is an election day, so be informed and make yourself heard.

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