Hi. Since I've been getting quite a few e-mails, PMs, etc., I thought I would let everyone know where we are as far as the petition goes.
I have a Surprise 50th wedding anniversary party that I am throwing on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. I am making edible cookie favors, centerpeices and the cake, as well as taking my in-laws to the venue for the surprise. I am totally inundated with this right now. But once I get through that I will have time to contact the owner of the site where the petition is being hosted and have it, along with the signatures printed out.
Once I receive the petition and signatures, I will make copies for each of our State representatives, both Assemblymen/women and Senators, and then I will work on a cover letter to go with it and send them out. When I do this I will let everyone know (on Cake Central, NJ Cake Decorator's Meetup and on Facebook) and will encourage everyone to begin writing, e-mailing, and/or calling their Reps, too.
I'm hoping to do all of this next week. Please be patient. Remember, this is an uphill battle and the odds are slim, but if we all keep at it, we just might make this happen. Also remember, the representatives work for US and REPRESENT US!
sorry if this is repetative to you ...could you let me know how you started going about getting this done? I'm in CA and would love to start a petition..thanks!
this is awsome your doing this when i first started and found this out i was so pissed that nj had this law i was lucky enough to have a friends uncle who owned someplace to rent but they are closing so im pretty screwed now since i didn't have to pay that much to rent it
Thank you Grace!!!
Grace, just keep in mind that persistence is key. The day we had our hearing, there was a group in the room sitting behind us who were on their 4th attempt to get their bill passed. There will be setbacks, but as long as you can keep this issue in people's minds, you will keep it alive. And as long as it's alive, there is hope. Keep on truckin'.
Thank you very much for all your efforts.
Please see:http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-7031263-.html#7031263 for the newest update (not much, but I did post what I have).