Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Libertarian David Chastain Sends an Email for HB 1257

Hey Kids,

Libertarian David Chastain has dispatched this email to the House Government Affairs committee, they're the ones currently holding HB 1257 hostage. As we've stated before here at Bludgeon & Skewer, HB 1257 offers the most liberty per buck of any of the ballot access bills currently in the Georgia house and needs to get sprung from committee and sent to the floor. For those of you who think that your voice does not matter, you're wrong. House members use email, faxes and phone calls to gauge the level of support any particular bill gets, if a bill gets no input from the citizens, it goes no where. If a bill gets a few calls/faxes/email it moves up a notch or two, if it gets a lot, it goes to the floor. So send these guys an email. Your email, David's email, strike a blow for liberty and send them something!

From: David Chastain
Date: Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 11:35 PM
Subject: Request for Hearing - HB1257 Ballot Access

Esteemed Representative;

On behalf of the many Georgians who have been waiting for their legislative leadership to set aside the fears and prejudices that restrict fair and equal access to the voter's ballot, I commend Representatives Alan Powell, Tom McCall, Mark Hatfield and “Rusty” Kidd for sponsoring House Bill 1257.

Please make this a matter of urgency and encourage the members of the Governmental Affairs Committee to hold a hearing on this issue. Georgia's ballot access laws and restrictive petitioning requirements have kept our state in the back of the bus for too long. It's the 21st Century. The marketplace rewards diversity and society is better for it. Why should Georgia's ballot access requirements be any different?

When the committee does hold any hearings regarding HB 1257, I would like to be advised as I would like to make a brief plea on behalf of those community neighbors throughout Georgia who would like to be elected representatives in making public policy. Whether for local school board, county commission, or even higher, there are capable men and women who withhold their potential leadership because of in-party politics that create barriers to entering into civic service. You can fix that.


David Chastain
Acworth, GA
770-630-8294 cell


Honorable Mark Hamilton, Chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee,
Honorable Alan Powell,
Honorable Mark Hatfield,
Honorable E. Culver "Rusty" Kidd,
Honorable Tom McCall,
Honorable David Ralston, Speaker, c/o

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