Hey Brian, How's The Petition Going?
I’ve heard that question a lot over the past couple of weeks. My answer is “getting more every day!”
First of all, the Open Access Petition now has 500 signatures as of today. That’s awesome! One sixth (1/6) of the way to our goal of 3000 after only three weeks. Our efforts are on track for 3000 in Sixty days.
We are now hitting the streets of Poplar Bluff house by house and collecting signatures. I’ll be on Baugh lane and Covington Meadows over the weekend. And others from our group will be walking other streets. At first, it was a bit foreign to me to go door to door, but honestly, it’s been fun for me to meet the great people of Poplar Bluff in this manner.
One of the best rewards, and it happens on every street, is when the homeowner says, “I’ve got the petition, and I’ll be turning it in once I have it filled up with six signatures!” That’s always a lift to our spirits.
One of the saddest things I’ve heard has been when a fireman came out of his home, shook my hand and said he wanted to sign it, but was informed at work that no employees of the city could sign the petition. He felt his job was on the line to sign it. I shook his hand and thanked him for putting his life on the line for those in distress and moved on to the next house. It is sad to know that the city would retaliate against people in this country. Good thing the ballot box is behind a curtain!
So, how’s the petition going? Great! We all look forward to taking our 3000 signatures into City Hall.