Join us and participate in DIRECT DEMOCRACY!
The Asheville City Charter states that a citizen initiated ordinance (local law) can be put on the ballot for everyone to vote on.
All we need is petition signatures from 15% of Asheville’s registered voters.
We have 1 year from February 1st, 2019 to collect those signatures.
Five Months Left ~7,000 signatures to go!
Community Roots hired a Field Director who is heading up the rest of petition campaign. In order to reach our goal we need to raise $37,000 to pay 6 canvassers. Every amount you can donate will help us get there. If you can donate something each month for the next 5 months we will get Asheville’s Climate Bill of Rights on the ballot in March 2020
What Will the Climate Bill of Rights do when Passed?
- http://cmroots.com/climate-bill-of-rights-asheville-campaign/Require the City of Asheville to write and implement a Sustainable Energy Policy that will get us to 100% renewable energy citywide by 2030
- Allow us to purchase electricity from providers that use 100% renewable energy
- Prevent the building of new fossil fuel infrastructure in the City
- Establish our Right to make decisions about the place we live
Who Can Sign the Petition?
Any citizen registered to vote in the City of Asheville can sign the petition.
If you live in the City of Asheville and are over 18 years old you are eligible to register to vote. If you are eligible but are not currently registered then you can register to vote at any location where you can the Climate Bill of Rights Petition.
Where Can I Sign the Petition?
Each month between February 2019 and January 2020 you will be able to sign the petition at selected locations around Asheville. The current locations are listed below.
Rosetta’s Kitchen and the Buchi Bar
116 N Lexington Ave. Asheville, 28801
Open 11am-11pm everyday except Sunday
The BLOCK off Biltmore
39S Market Street, Asheville, NC, 28801
Open 5-11PM (2AM Friday and Saturday)
May 2019 Locations
- Sparky Toys and Gift – 726 Haywood Road
- Urban Orchard – 24 Buxton Ave and 210 Haywood Rd
What Else Can I Do?
Volunteer on the Petition Team
Petition signatures – on paper – don’t collect themselves. Each month there is an awesome team of humans working between 4 and 15 hours each to make it all happen.
If you are interested in being part of this roving band of amazing individuals please come to our next WHAT CAN YOU DO? Meeting.
Make a Donation
We are a volunteer run organization without grant funding. We rely on donation from individuals in support of our work. The petition campaign is as low-budget as we can make it. We need money for printing, reimbursing our volunteers for gas money, paying stipends to those who work the most hours each month and paying for advertising so enough people are aware of the campaign
Personal Petition Challenge
Are you ready to commit to personally collecting at least 15 signatures? Ask your friends, co-workers, neighbors – anyone who is a registered voter in the City of Asheville.
Have Another Question?
We love questions! Please send us an email or message us through Facebook. We will get back to you as soon as we can.