The event is the latest in a series of fundraisers designed to take advantage of a matching funds offer during the month of October. Events in Detroit on the 28, Grand Rapids on the 29th and Ann Arbor on the 24th- and a special dinner held at the private Flint Golf Club on the 16th- are building funds for the MILegalize petition campaign’s final push to achieve their goal of gathering 253,000 valid signatures.
MIlegalize has employed a volunteer army and is “on track” to complete the goal, according to MILegalize Board member Jamie Lowell. Each signature submitted through the campaign has to be checked against previous signatures, must be verified through a state voter registry database and is recorded to avoid duplication. Each of these steps is crucial to the accuracy of the campaign, and each costs money, Lowell points out.
The competing ballot petition proposal, the MCC, whose big government approach to legalization of marijuana was poorly received by media and the public, seems to have abandoned their signature campaign without much fanfare.
The event asks attendees for a donation to MILegalize but does not set a minimum and there is no cover charge. Donations made by personal check are the easiest for the campaign to accept.
The Sidetrack is located at 56 E Cross Street in Ypsilanti. The event begins at 6:30. Contact Jamie Lowell for information on the event; per the event flyer he can be reached at 734 276-6318.
Source: The Compassion Chronicles