Sunday, June 01, 2008
What is the Democratic Party Thinking?
It is hard to even contemplate what the Democratic Party is thinking in opposing this bill. They have been on the forefront of such excellent legislative and election transparency initiatives. Their own EIC committee supports the bill. The message below is from the Pima Democratic Party EIC Co-Chair Sandra Spangler:
Support SB 1053
Extend Citizen Oversight to Nonpartisan Elections
Monday, June 2, 2008 SB 1053 as amended is scheduled for final vote in the Arizona Senate. The Arizona House adopted the amendments proposed by the Conference Committee on May 28.
Since a minority report filed by Democratic Rep. Steve Gallardo raised concerns that amendments added to the bill will codify into law a shorter voting period for early voting, it is uncertain whether Governor Napolitano is prepared to sign this bipartisan bill that earned overwhelming bipartisan support. If the Governor decides to veto the bill, other corrections to the bill that avoid scheduling city and county elections too close together will not take effect and Democrats will be blamed.
Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez and other election officials support SB 1053.
Call the Governor to urge her to sign SB 1053
Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883
Fax (602) 542-1381
Text of SB 1053 http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dd7gcz27_218dhns48cf
For details read this article: Mule Train Mail: Dr. Downing on Citizen Oversight of Non-Partisan Elections
Labels: Democratic Party, F. Ann Rodriguez, Governor Napolitano, pima county election, SB1053