Spured by the discussion a little while back on reforming the initiative process (at horsesass, Evergreen Politics and here) I’ve decided to start a low frequency campaign to shrink the allowed size of intiative petitions from 11″x17″ to 8.5″x11″, making it possible for anyone to print out a petition from their home printer and collect signatures.

I’ve started a new blog at This is what (printer) Democracy looks like to solicit ideas to improve where I’m at right now, get criticized and hopefully not ignored. In a few weeks, I’m going to start talking to some other folks around Olympia (including my representatives and folks at the SoS office) to see if I have any chance in hell of making this happen.

The idea is to make the entry point into the initiative process lower so the product represents more closer the public will.