On October 20th, 2009, MeridianTeaParty.com invited Jeppie Barbour of the Mississippi Republican Party to come and tell our members about their effort to gather 110,000 signatures on petitions prior to February 14th, 2010 to include a ballot initiative in 2011 to make Voter ID part of the Mississippi Constitution.
The MeridianTeaParty.com’s board and membership have agreed that this is an important effort and one that we can support in our part of the state. To that end, until November 17th, MeridianTeaParty.com members will be passing out petitions and asking for signatures.
On Tuesday, November 17th, MeridianTeaParty.com will hold another public meeting at the EMEPA Auditorium to gather all the signed petitions collected and present them to Jeppie Barbour who will return to speak to us and receive the results of our efforts that night.
Blank petitions are currently available at the following locations:
If you would like to have some petitions to pass out at your business, contact us here and we’ll add your business to this page! MeridianTeaParty.com is very interested in placing petitions in businesses on the West and North sides of Meridian.
To make collection signatures a little more competitive and exciting, prizes will be given to the following top signature getters:
- First Place: Dinner For Two Gift Certificate for a local restuarant.
- Second Place: Lunch For Two Gift Certificate for a local restuarant.
- Third Place: Free Movie Passes for Two
Finally, to give everyone a chance to win, there will be a Wild Card Winner for a free night’s stay at the Lion & Harp Bed & Breakfast! To qualify, simply gather 25 signatures and your name will be entered into the Wild Card Drawing!
There may be more wild card prizes coming soon, and we will announce them here, so check back often!
This is a major opportunity for everyone to help change Mississippi for the better and for our state to be a shining example of true and fair democracy.