Thursday, July 13, 2006

183: "Call for Signature Petitions for Russ Diamond"

We mentioned over the weekend that we were taking a number of steps to do our part in the effort to bring real reform to Pennsylvania government and politics. Here is one of those steps: we whole-heartedly support the candidacy of Russ Diamond, Independent candidate for Governor.

As you already know, the two parties have conspired to keep it at just two parties. Republican and Democrat candidates for Governor (Swann and Rendell) needed to file candidacy petitions of just 2,000 signatures. Third party candidate Diamond is required to file petitions with over 67,000 signatures just to get on the ballot in November.

There is a cutoff date rapidly approaching after which no petitions may be filed for the November Election. We ask that you please do your part and help get Russ Diamond on the ballot.

Roadmap to Reform

Here is a release from Russ that lays it all out:


Please return petitions to the campaign on or by July 26, 2006 to:

Russ Diamond for Governor
PO Box 5375
Yeadon, PA 19050-9375

If you have any questions, or you need help finding a notary, please email us, or call the campaign at (215) 821-1156. Please note that your local Board of Elections may notarize petitions for free. You can locate your local board of elections at:

Sometimes your State Representative or State Senator will notarize a petition for free if they have a notary on staff (with the notable exception of Representative Stanley E. Saylor, R-94, who is currently consulting his "legal team" to see if they can notarize petitions. Stay tuned!)

The campaign is required to turn in petitions at the end of July. If you would like to give a special contribution to the campaign for the signature turn-in, please go to:

Thank you for all your help getting me on the ballot.

Russ Diamond
Independent for Governor

Barbara J. Baur, Treasurer

Discussion Group:


Anyone who still needs a petition to sign may download them from Russ’s site. (Download petitions and information here)

Let’s do our civic duty and get Russ on the ballot, thereby giving Pennsylvania a real choice between business as usual with Swann or Rendell, and real reform with Russ Diamond!


We support Russ Diamond for Governor!

We support the Roadmap to Reform!

“Kick the hubris out of Harrisburg!” -- THE CENTRIST

“Be steadfast in your anger, be sure in your convictions, be moved by the right and certainty that abuse of power must be defeated at every turn; uphold Liberty as the just reward of a watchful people, and let not those who have infringed upon that Liberty steal it away from you. Never loosen your grip on Liberty!"

“Legislation without representation is tyranny.”

Remember in November! Before you vote,

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