Be in prayer - this is as much spiritual fight as much as a political struggle.
Be focused - The Mandate & discrimination issues are paramount and has to be at the forefront of all our efforts. First, anyone going forth needs to embrace that the Petition effort isn’t about vaccines or masks and has little language about these topics. Vaccines and masks have an important place for public discourse but the Petition effort is specifically focused on how mandates violate basic Constitutional Republic rights and discriminate, giving special rights to one group over another or denying equal access based on contrived policies or rules. The Petition is about stopping mandates that discrimination based on one’s medical health status or violates important health privacy, plain and simple.
Engage politically – To petition is a sacred right and a vital political act and we must support it to get it passed. CC Republicans have already passed resolutions calling on all elected & candidate Republicans to support the petition, but few have done so. You must contact all of your representatives and ask them to support publicly and encourage others to do so as well.
PLEASE EMAIL THESE ELECTED REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS AND ASK IF THEY WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE PETITION PASSING... OR WILL THEY SUPPORT AND DEFEND DISCRIMINATING MANDATES?
Curtis King firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda Wilson email@example.com
Ann Rivers firstname.lastname@example.org
John Braun email@example.com
Chris Corry firstname.lastname@example.org
Gina Mosbrucker email@example.com
Vicki Kraft firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Harris email@example.com
Brandon Vick firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Hoff email@example.com
Ed Orcutt firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Abbarno email@example.com
Be respectful & not unkind in all our interactions and refrain from name calling or attacks on character. Stick to the topics of focus and all it takes is one really harsh or attacking email or interaction and they'll highlight it and use that to label us all.
SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT HERE
(I DO NOT RECOMMEND INCLUDING YOUR PHONE# FOR THAT INFO WILL BE PUBLIC)
"Due to public health concerns, the public will not be able to provide in-person public testimony at council hearings. If you would like to provide testimony for the record, please use the below form to submit your comment. Your comment will be added to the official record of the hearing."
In the Subject line, Support the mini-initiative Ordinance
Public Hearing Date Feb 1
(Phone number and email contact is optional, and will become public record if filled out)
This Official comment form is being used to provide a county councilors a count of FOR and AGAINST the Mini-Initiative non-discrimination Ordinance
Even if you have sent an email, please copy and past your comments into the
official form link above so your position is included in the count, and comments are on the record.
The sooner comments are sent the better in order to be included in the count, and give time for the councilors to read them. The latest comments can be submitted is by the end of the Tuesday Feb 1 Public Hearing.
Verbal public comments over the phone are limited to 2 minutes each, 2 hour testimony, maximum of 60 people some will be for, others against
Even if you hope to give verbal testimony, Be sure to submit comments in writing to the public comment form link above, the sooner the better so councilors have a chance to read them prior to the hearing.
This is the running record of comments so far, and the first comment is about county councilors asking for a count of who comments for/against.
So far, 41 FOR, 65 Against as of about 1 pm Monday.
Phone calls ahead of the hearing are not included in the public record count.
E-mails sent to individual councilors ahead of the hearing may or may not be included in the count, and they might not be included for the record. The only certain on the record written comments are those submitted by the link.
Email ALL The Councilors To Vote "YES" HERE
OR EMAIL the three we need individually:
(Eileen has given public support for the petition)
PREPARE A 2 MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT:
Be focused on your own experience with the discriminating mandates. Please don't talk about if vaccines or masks don't work, but please stay focused on the discrimination and mandates being harmful to our communities and families.
Refrain from topics of effectiveness of vaccines or masks... these are important topics but that's not the focus of the ordinance.
Write out your comments, time yourself and prepare. 2 minutes is a short amount of time and you'll only be able to put forth one thought or topic in your comment time allotment.
NO PROFANITY, NO LET'S GO BRANDON PLEASE
Don't address the Councilor's individually and always be respectful and give the Councilor's room to succeed. Don't prejudge them or name call.
You can call in from the meeting or I'm going to try to use my laptop as a podium and you can come up and give your two minutes.
Join by phone:
-NOTE THAT THE COUNTY CHANGED THE ACCESS CODE - 2484 328 7684
WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR or POST COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENT TO THE BOARD ALSO THROUGH:
SHARE DIRECTLY WITH OTHERS Here's some PDF's and templates you can download