Petition gathering citizens across America in 100 degree heat for signatures to get on the ballot

Third Party (Green, Libertarian, Constitution) Petition gatherers across America melt in 100 degree heat - and hotter - to get signatures. Hundreds of thousands of signatures are still to be gathered to get third party presidential, congressional, and local candiates on the ballot.

Among them is L. Shirley Havey. Mrs. Harvey is a former Richmond, Virginia city council woman. Mother, and grandmother. The Virginia petition deadline is Monday. Mrs. Harvey is out this humid, and hot afternoon gathering signatures to put her name on the ballot for Mayor in Richmond this November.

“We’ve got to fix that mess downtown.” says Mrs. Harvey.

L. Shirley Harvey is a respected african-american leader in Virginia. She was just elected last week to a new term as the 3rd congressional district chairmanship of the Independent Greens of Virginia.

All those signatures. All those American patriots. We own them thanks, and respect. Thank You, everyone of you.

8 Responses to “Petition gathering citizens across America in 100 degree heat for signatures to get on the ballot”

  1. inDglass Says:

    Do you read this stuff before you hit ‘Submit’? Capitalize your proper nouns, and make sure you are using the correct words. I feel like I’m grading a middle school English paper when I read TPW anymore.

  2. Open Letter From Don Lake Says:

    And in sunny, sunny Yuma [Arid Zona] the reformers….......

  3. Jonathan Says:

    bitch bitch bitch . I’m glad you are all JESUS CHRIST like in this web site. It’s easy to complain about pronouns and verbs from your couch potato chair. How about walking the srteets to place your favorite candidate on the ballot or spreading the word or calling up people and organize.
    No it’s easier to bitch and complain and look for negative stuff.

    Please donate to we need your support to get on the ballots, there is only 1 week left in many states to get on. The window is closing and there is not enough money to put boots on the street to get these petitions.

  4. Jonathan Says:

    From Ballot-access:

    On June 6, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 39, to abolish the electoral college and provide a direct popular vote for president.

  5. Eric Dondero Says:

    The trick is to shift locations to shady spots with overhangs during the day. That’s what I’ve been doing. So far today, I’ve done the morning shift at a DMV, the afternoon shift at a Family Dollar store, but I just lost my shade, so the night shift at a Wal-Mart is next.

    Still, it’s brutal. It’s been 92 degrees last couple days here in Metro-St. Louis (Illinois side).

  6. Steven R Linnabary Says:

    I NEVER carry a clip board when petitioning.

    I take a corrugated plastic posterboard, and cut it to “legal” size. I can make six legal sized sheets from each posterboard. I then hold the petitions in place with rubber bands.


    I can easily carry six petitions at one time. When folks come up, I can easily have several people filling them out at one time. It seems to work that way, I can be standing there with nobody around, then suddenly I have a crowd around me. I don’t like to keep people waiting.

    It makes it easy to keep one board with “mixed county” petitons, the rest with the county I am working (Ohio requires separate petitions for each county).

    Surprisingly, a clipboard gets heavy in a short time. Poster board stays light, easy to carry.

    Less worry about some lunatic claiming I used my clipboard as a weapon. Posterboard can NEVER be misconstrued as a weapon.


  7. Donna Says:

    So, Eric and Steven - what political party are you collecting signatures for?

  8. Steven R Linnabary Says:

    LP in Ohio


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