An update on the Truden recall effort |

An update on the Truden recall effort

Dear Editor:OK, we now have less than two weeks to get the 8,000 signatures we need (to meet the requirement of 5,455 qualified signatures) to recall our district attorney, Colleen Truden. We currently have about 5,500.We have the following locations in the upper end of the valley to circulate petitions but are still in desperate need of volunteers to man them during the lunch hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: a booth at the corner of Galena and Cooper across from the Paradise Bakery corner in Aspen, the bench in front of Cecily’s Restaurant at the Aspen Airport Business Center, and the bench in front of the entrance to the Snowmass Village post office.If we get enough volunteers, we would also like to be out during the after-work rush hours from 4-6 p.m. in the public access areas (sidewalks) in front of the local post offices and markets. So, please call to volunteer, if only for an hour.Volunteers are currently scheduled to circulate the petition in front of the Aspen post office from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; the Aspen Farmers’ Market and the booth at Galena and Cooper from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Brush Creek intercept lot and Two Creeks parking lot for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass concerts.If you are a registered voter in the 9th Judicial District, which includes Rio Blanco, Garfield and Pitkin counties, but not Eagle County, please get yourself to one of these locations and sign the petition ASAP. For information, petition forms with instructions to circulate at your business or among your friends, and donations, or to volunteer, please contact Tricia McKenzie for the Aspen/AABC/Snowmass area at 618-5475, and Sherry Caloia for all other areas at 945-6067 or 945-4413.If you reside in, but are not a registered voter in one of the three qualifying counties, then please get to the office of your county clerk during business hours Monday through Friday to get registered, complete a name/address change form, or fill out an absentee ballot request form if you will be out of town on election day, November 1.If you are one of the few people who have not signed the petition because you do not feel like you know enough about it – find out. Talk to your friends and neighbors; get first-hand accounts from those who worked in the office of the district attorney; or read the numerous articles, opinions and letters to the editor published in the local press over the last several months.This is your opportunity to exercise your democracy in action; please don’t waste it.Tricia McKenzieAspen

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