circulators. We are going to pay people to collect
signatures, so if you'd like to earn some money, check back with
us in March 2011. You will be able to enroll as a petition
circulator and earn $1 per valid signature. We will start
collecting signatures April 15, 2011 and continue until early
November. You must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Michigan,
and age 18 or older.
Although we plan to pay people to
collect signatures, we will need volunteers to work in our
office in Lansing. Work will start in early April 2011, when we
mail out packages of materials to the petition circulators, and
by the end of April, we will need volunteers to process the
returned petitions. Work will continue through November 2011.
are going to need about $2.5 million to fund this petition drive
(see Budget), and we won't move
forward unless we have $2 million in the bank by mid March,
2011. You can contribute now, but if you'd
prefer to wait until March, please let us know as soon as
possible how much you plan to contribute.
fundraiser. We need someone who knows how to reach the
people who would be interested in supporting this effort with
We need someone to serve as the committee treasurer - someone to
keep track of receipts and expenditures, do the banking, and
prepare the periodic reports that go to the Secretary of State.
designer. This website so far is the work of a self-taught
amateur. We need someone who really knows what they are doing so
we can use the Internet to the fullest. Some expertise in social
networking might be helpful.
analyst/engineer. We will need computer
systems to keep track of our petition circulators, count
petition signatures, and produce weekly paychecks. We need
someone to design and program those systems and determine the
appropriate platform to run them on.
We need someone with legal or legislative background to help with the language
of the proposals. We've drafted the petitions, but the language
can be changed right up until they go to print next April.
manager. It would be nice to have someone on board who has
done this before, knows how to run a petition drive, and is
willing to take charge.
advice. Any ideas you have on how to conduct this petition
drive successfully are appreciated. See About Us for how to
It is going to be difficult for a
circulator to carry around 4 different petition forms, with extra
copies for different counties. Better to set up a table and let
the people come to us. For that, we will need locations -
properties where we have permission to set up a table large enough to spread
out several petition forms. These "signature stations" need to
be located where there is a lot of foot traffic, or on a busy
street where there is plenty of parking.
We need a main office where we can assemble and mail petition packages to
circulators and process returned