Return Blue Book to Sender
by Ari Armstrong, September 29, 2006
I explained in a first and second article how Legislative Council lied to voters in the Blue Book. In brief, the Blue Book language concerning Amendment 44, regarding marijuana possession, falsely suggests that the measure would legally allow adults to transfer under an ounce of marijuana without compensation to minors age 15 and over. In fact, it is and would continue to be a felony to do that.
In a September 21 letter to the Rocky Mountain News, Kenny Griffin offered a fine suggestion for how to respond. He writes, "I encourage all Colorado voters to return their voter guides -- or Blue Books -- as they receive them. The Legislative Council and House Speaker Andrew Romanoff are misleading voters -- oops, I mean lying to the voters -- about Amendment 44... When voters receive the guides, they should write on them or include a note about the intentionally misleading language in the arguments against Amendment 44 and send them back to The Legislative Council, Room 029, State Capitol Building, Denver, CO, 80203. Request that the council and Romanoff fix the language or call for a recall of the misleading voters guide."
I've also put together a simple flyer that explains the issue.
This is not about whether you support or oppose Amendment 44. It is about maintaining the integrity of the election process.