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ms411
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Maybe this will be the start of change in VI politics.

http://wethevipeople.org

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Topic starter Posted : June 13, 2015 2:08 pm
Alana33
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They would be better off having the petition on Care 2 site and having people be able to directly submit signatures to that site.

It's definitely needed.

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Posted : June 13, 2015 8:02 pm
ms411
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What is Care 2? I don't think signatures are as important as voter registration info. Petitions don't have weight here if people who aren't registered sign. Mandahl Bay petition circulated by Mrs. Francis was asking only registered voters to sign, so I heard.

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Topic starter Posted : June 13, 2015 9:17 pm
Alana33
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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/

Good to know about the voter registration info.

I singed the Mandahl Bay petition but don't recall it asking for voter registration.

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Posted : June 14, 2015 12:22 am
ms411
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I heard Mrs. Francis wanted registered voters to sign the petition. I never saw it, because she didn't have it with her when I saw her. I asked her, though, if she only wanted registered voters, and she said those are who she preferred sign the petition.

Your vote is your voice.

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Topic starter Posted : June 14, 2015 7:02 am
OldTart
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Too bad that people who take two seconds to sign an online petition can't find the time to participate in town meetings to discuss and be heard on issues. All of nine showed up to a meeting on St John with one taking the microphone.

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2015/06/15/st-john-town-hall-meeting-election-reform-draws-small-crowd

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Posted : June 16, 2015 10:10 am
Alana33
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I've been to many a meeting and spoken out at many of them
to have my voice heard. I've missed seeing you at those.

However, to be fair, many times, notices for these meetings are not well publicized, in advance. It is also a shame that sometimes there is
such apathy that many can't be bothered to sign a petition, much
less attend a meeting.

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Posted : June 16, 2015 10:37 am
OldTart
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I've missed seeing you at those.

Not sure why you apparently perceived an observation as being directed towards you personally as that was certainly the furthest thing from my mind. It was simply a general observation and the phenomenon is nothing new.

The major issues which have plagued me the last 3+ years have unfortunately prevented me from doing most things that I used to do regularly. Hopefully this will soon be resolved.

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Posted : June 16, 2015 11:01 am
Alana33
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No worries. Hope your issues will all soon be resolved for the better.

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Posted : June 16, 2015 11:29 am
ms411
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Too bad that people who take two seconds to sign an online petition can't find the time to participate in town meetings to discuss and be heard on issues. All of nine showed up to a meeting on St John with one taking the microphone.

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2015/06/15/st-john-town-hall-meeting-election-reform-draws-small-crowd/blockquote >

The Town Halls were not published in the Daily News nor on the Source until yesterday, though Senator Gittens sent out his press release earlier this month. Only the VI Consortium published the information when the release was distributed. Very few people even saw it, because I don't think it was on the front page for very long - maybe not even the entire day.

The Avis had an article last week, so people in St Croix received advance notice.

Nobody here makes it easy for you to get or stay informed.

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Topic starter Posted : June 16, 2015 11:35 am
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