This one is pretty simple folks. Proposition 112, if passed would make it much harder for citizens initiatives to be voted on. That should mean a lot to this crowd because the current citizens initiatives to ban photo radar and red light cameras in Arizona cities would require many more volunteer hours to get the required signatures… 50% more hours, to be specific.
Prop 112 would not only require 50% more signatures but it also shortens the length of time allowed to collect them by 2 months.
How this passed through the State Legislature of AZ is a huge mystery to all of us. What they are saying, in effect, is that they only want lawmakers aka “career politicians” to have any say in what laws are passed. It sounds like they all want to lose their jobs because that’s pretty damn good reason to vote them all out.
Only one proposition on the ballot this year was put on by citizens. The other 8 were added by legislature. Of course, Prop 112 doesn’t require more signatures for political candidates to get on the ballot making it extremely one-sided and hypocritical. What this means is that politicians won’t have to pay more money to run their campaigns in the form of signature collector fees. But conversely, it’s okay for them to require more of the citizens. This is unacceptable.
Please vote NO on proposition 112. A no vote would retain the following requirements of citizen initiatives without making them more difficult:
**10% of previous voter count.
**July 1st signature turn-in deadline for general and mid-term elections.