WSF Says It is Okay to Collect Petition Signatures on Ferries

Earlier today, Steve and I collected petition signatures on a ferry from Lopez to Anacortes. Passengers were amenable and things went very smoothly. Signatures are also being collected on Vashon ferries with no problems, but apparently crew on a Bremerton ferry told FCP members they could not collect signatures without prior permission from WSF.

Kari Ulatoski contacted David Moseley to find out if permission is required. Here is the response she received:

“Advance permission is not required to do petitioning on the boats, but for safety reasons, we allow such activity only in the passenger cabin with no more than two people involved at any one time. Normal fares would apply. I have attached an SMS procedure on this- political activities are covered on page 2. Document Control has re-numbered procedures so while the number in the attachment now is different, the verbiage remains the same.”

So, if you’re on a ferry during the holidays, take along a copy of the petition and the SMS procedure (just in case) and collect some signatures! When you’re done, scan it and email it to me at SJBrooks@aol.com. If you don’t have access to a scanner, email me and we’ll work out a way for me to get the petition.

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About sjbrooksyoung

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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