Megan M 
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Re: “Incompetent or Ingenious?

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Megan McGuire
Social Network Outreach Director
Committee to Recall Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

Posted by Megan M on 07/08/2011 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Incompetent or Ingenious?

Good grief. This was a recall effort ran purely by volunteers who have full time jobs and full time families. As we had an INCREDIBLE turn out of volunteers in Tucson, we didn't have equal support in numbers in Maricopa or other counties in the state. The volunteers we had were beyond dedicated and collected pages of signatures we just didn't have the same amount of help as Tucson thus making it difficult to collect all of the signatures we needed. It's hard for one person to do the job of twenty. I suggest you take up your dismay with the folks that were supporters of our recall that liked to vent their grisly opinions about Jan Brewer on our Facebook pages yet never donated a minute of their time.

Nonetheless, has anyone mentioned the amount of harassment our petition gatherers received as they tried to collect signatures while on public property?

Terry I saw your correspondence with Mimi regarding the interview and I saw her responses. I saw them because it was sent to me last minute in hopes that I would have better luck tracking her down during the eleventh hour. I also copied the comment you posted on Facebook notifying her of the interview...perhaps you missed the announcement she made months back and listed permanently on the info page that I (Megan) was the admin of the pages not Mimi.

Numerous notifications were sent out that there was no such thing as an online petition. We quoted the Secretary of State's regulations on Facebook, our blog, and our website Ad Nauseum "All signatures must be signed on the S.O.S.'s petition form, in person, in black ink".

I am sure there are many things that Mimi could have done better or differently. How she chose to utilize her time doing them was her decision. I feel you should have taken up your concerns with her directly instead of airing your dirty laundry in this arena. If it wasn't for Mimi, this recall never would have existed. Hindsight is 20/20. It is quite easy to be a Monday morning quarterback now that the recall deadline has come and gone. We cheered and with zero arrogance lightly patted ourselves on the back when Brewer announced she was reinstating organ transplant funding to AHCCCS. We felt our constant presence added to the pressure that made Brewer crack and change her decision. Isn't it better to rejoice and be happy that happened rather than focus on what didn't happen?

Terry and Adrianne you worked extremely hard and your dedication was outstanding and priceless. If nothing less, take pride in the fact that you were major contributors in an effort that helped dying Medicaid patients get life saving transplants-I know I am!

Posted by Megan M on 07/08/2011 at 2:20 AM

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