Letter to the Seattle Times
For Greater Democracy
I would like to ask the people of Seattle and more particularly those who are running for an office how they feel about simplifying the requirements for putting petitions on the ballot. Some 20,000 signatures are required today. How about reducing that number to 4,000 or 5,000?
If democracy is the rule of the people by the people, we should encourage ordinary people to get involved by simplifying the required procedures. Does this make sense to you?