in 58 Counties
Valid Signatures Needed
April 21, 2020 Deadline
CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE
Because of the pandemic all meetings are now online, distribution of petition sheets via mail, and we requesting that the state of California take a one time emergency action to allow for digital petitions. Please sign the open letter to Governor Gavin Newsom at Change.org/iSignDigitally
As of March 25, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has 454,398 confirmed cases and 20,550 deaths worldwide.
Of the 61,167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, 2,660 are in California including 58 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Therefore, we, the Proponents of the California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative (19-0027A1), the Cannabis Hemp Heritage Act (19-0011), the California Initiative, Referendum and Recall Act (19-0009), and Allows for Jury Trials in Child-Custody and Dependent-Child Determinations Initiative Statute (19-0033) hereby request the Governor and/or the California State Legislature implement emergency legislation to authorize the collection of electronic signatures for statewide initiatives during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This request concerns not only our own initiative but all other initiatives actively collecting signatures.
An Open-Source Initiative
Decriminalize California is a grassroots organization currently working to pass an open-source citizens’ initiative which would decriminalize psilocybin(magic mushrooms) for personal, medical, therapeutic, spiritual, and religious use.
For the initiative to qualify for the ballot, Decriminalize California will need to gather 623,212 valid signatures from California registered voters to put the initiative on the November 2020 election ballot.
STEP 1 – CHECK YOUR VOTER STATUS
One out of three signatures will come back invalid because the person is either not registered to vote, forgets where they are registered to vote, or their writing is illegible. Don’t be that one out of the three.
STEP 2 – SHOP
We send out a signature sheet packet with every purchase from a California Registered Voter.
STEP 3 – VOLUNTEER
With over 1,000 Volunteers in all 58 Counties in California we have an unprecedented reach into the entire state.
Four Types of County Volunteers:
-Organizers – Set Up Meetings Online
-Callers – Contact Local Businesses about Brick & Mortar Kits
-Runners – Pick Up and Drop Off Petition Sheets from people and Businesses
-Grunts – Get Signatures at Farmers Markets and other Events
Systems we use:
STEP 4 – VOLUNTEER ONLINE MEETINGS WITH ZOOM
Because of the massive outbreak of the Corona Virus COVID-19 we are transferring from in person team meetings to online meetings using Zoom. After signing in as a volunteer you will get access to your counties weekly meetings via your specific county slack channel.
STEP 5 – PRINT THE INITIATIVE WITH AN 11 x 17 PRINTER
The Initiative page gives you a step by step breakdown of how to print, circulate, and return the initiative.