My name is Cris Ericson and I will appear on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot for the United States Marijuana Party if I lose the Democratic Primary election on Aug. 9, 2016.I am deeply disappointed in the Vermont Democratic Party because I have been excluded from the majority of candidate debates and forums for gubernatorial candidates, and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has refused to debate me for the U.S. Senate seat in this primary election Aug. 9, 2016.
Government should not be of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich, but that is what is going on in Vermont because candidates for governor and U.S. Senate without large campaign budgets are excluded from the majority of debates and forums, or denied any participation in democracy at all, as in the case of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy refusing to debate me.
Because I was excluded from debates, I made my own video on SAPA public access television in Springfield, Vermont http://www.sapatv.org and they put it on a VMX server in June, but I didn't hear back from any other station as to any airing dates.
I want you to know that Vermont has an open primary, so that if you are Republican, Libertarian, Independent or a member of the Liberty Union Party,
you can chose to go into the primary election on Aug. 9, or use your absentee early ballot, and vote for me, Cris Ericson for United States Senator and/or for Governor of Vermont. I will re-start the Revolution to bring real democracy to the people.
Voters who signed petitions to put my name on the ballot have been essentially dis-enfranchised because I was excluded from so many debates and forums. That is NOT democracy!
U.S. MARIJUANA PARTY IS ON THE VERMONT BALLOT NOV. 8, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:38 PM
From: "Senning Will"
[Attorney for Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division]
To: "'Cris Ericson'"
I am emailing to confirm that we have reviewed and approved
your petition to be listed as a candidate of the U.S. Marijuana Party
for U.S. Senate on the November General Election ballot.
If you win the Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate you will need
to notify us in writing whether you would like to be listed as a
Democrat on the General Election ballot or a candidate
of the U.S. Marijuana Party in accordance with your petition.
If you do not win the democratic primary for U.S. Senate,
you will be listed on the General Election ballot under the
U.S. Marijuana Party in accordance with your petition.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Director of Elections
Office of the Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1101
Phone: (802) 828-0175
FAX: (802) 828-5171