Dear Richard and All Others;
I will have 75 bonded letterhead style printed up for stuffing folding and inserting. The letterhead will appear as below and in the attachment. Please come to the LPSF meeting Saturday August 8 from 3-5 with social hour from 5-6 to help with the printing folding and stuffing.
Marcy please bring 75 envelopes and the stamping machine for the return name and address and 75 $.44 stamps - thank you.
RICHARD - two things the letter has this from you:
See the enclosed sheet, which shows what the
California 2004 ballot, the Washington 2004 ballot, and the Oregon 2008 ballot
described the idea.
Do you have 75 copies of this sheet showing whatever it is supposed to show???
Secondly on the names and addresses do you have them split up or have them split up so we can work on the envelope name and address printing by say batches of 5 or 10 names and addresses??
Ron Getty - SF Libertarian
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Dum Spiro, Pugno
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TOP-TWO PRIMARY EQUALS CLOSED GENERAL ELECTION
In June 2010, the voters of California will be voting on State Senator Abel Maldonado's ballot measure to restructure
federal and state elections in California.
We request in articles about the Maldonado ballot initiative your stories refer
to it as the "top-two" election proposal, not the "open
The Maldonado system is not an open primary. Political science textbooks
have defined "open primary" for over 100 years to be a system in
which each party has its own primary. However, the voters are free on primary
election day to decide which party's primary ballot to use.
Generally open primaries are popular and the voters of those
states like them.
Twenty-one states use open primaries: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The Maldonado proposal is very different. It abolishes nominations by political
parties and confines the general election to only two candidates. Supporters of
the Maldonado idea want the press to refer to their idea as "the open
Courts have blocked the use of that terminology for that
system in the past. Three times, the voters of some states have voted on
the Maldonado proposal. Never in those three instances did a state refer
to the Maldonado system as an "open primary" in its ballot
See the enclosed sheet, which shows what the California 2004
ballot, the Washington 2004 ballot, and the Oregon 2008 ballot described the
The Supreme Court of Oregon and a Superior Court in California both ruled that it would be misleading for the ballot to describe the idea as
an "open primary". This is why that term did not appear on the ballot
in those states. In Washington State,
the proponents of the idea did not even try to describe it as an "open
Describing the ballot initiative as the "top-two" primary is more
acceptable as defined by the courts. We would appreciate it if you referred to
this initiative as the “top-two” primary or as a top California Democrat
classified it as the "closed" general election.
Rob Power Ron Getty Francoise
Fielding Marcy Berry
Chair Secretary Treasurer