National Initiative Rights Group Comes to Utah to Ask Governor to Protect Citizen Rights
Citizens in Charge, a partner organization of Citizens in Charge Foundation, issued the following media advisory this afternoon:
(Salt Lake City, Utah) – Paul Jacob, President of Citizens in Charge, the only national transpartisan voter rights groups dedicated to protecting and expanding the ballot initiative process, will be speaking at a press conference in the Utah Capitol Rotunda at noon on Monday, March 29 to call on Governor Herbert to protect the initiative rights of Utah citizens by vetoing Senate Bill 275 and House Bill 112.
Citizens in Charge opposes both of these bills because they will have a chilling effect on the initiative rights of Utah citizens, and make it more difficult to get a measure placed on the ballot in the state.
Both bills were passed by legislators this session and are currently on the Governor’s desk. On Monday, Citizens in Charge joins with Utahns for Ethical Government and other citizen groups calling on Governor Herbert to veto SB 275 and HB 112.
WHO: Paul Jacob, President of Citizens in Charge and Representatives of Utahns for Ethical Government
WHAT: Press Conference Urging Governor Herbert to Protect Citizen Rights
WHEN: Monday, March 29, 2010 at Noon
WHERE: Inside the Capitol Rotunda, on the West Staircase
Salt Lake City, UT
ABOUT CITIZENS IN CHARGE:
Citizens in Charge is a 501(c)(4) citizen-powered advocacy organization that works with activists, legislators, media, opinion leaders and voters to protect the initiative and referendum process where it exists in 24 states and to expand the process to the 26 states where voters currently lack that right. Citizens in Charge partners with the Citizens in Charge Foundation, which educates and litigates to protect First Amendment rights. The organizations are the only national transpartisan voter rights groups dedicated to protecting and expanding the ballot initiative and referendum process. We believe good government starts with the voter. For more information visit www.CitizensInChargeC4.org and www.CitizensInCharge.org.