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SECRETARY OF STATE APPROVES POLIS RECALL PETITION – Dismiss Polis now has 60 days to gather signatures to force a recall.

STERLING, CO, July 8, 2019 — Six months to the day after taking office, Gov. Jared Polis becomes the first Governor of Colorado to face a recall effort.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s office approved the petition format for Dismiss Polis, an issue committee focused solely on getting the funding to print the number of petitions needed in the effort.
Groups focused on finding volunteer support for this effort now have 60 days to gather 631,266 valid signatures of registered voters by Sept. 6. The goal is 900,000; 15,000 packets with 1.2 million signature lines will be distributed across Colorado in all 64 counties over the next week.
Voters will be asked to recall Polis based on the following statement:
Governor Jared Polis should be recalled because he supported and signed:

  1. SB 19-042, enacting and joining Colorado into an interstate compact to elect the president of the United States by national, popular vote; 2. SB 19-181, reforming the regulation of the oil and gas industry in Colorado despite the voters’ defeat of Proposition 112’s drilling regulations; 3. HB 19-1032, mandating comprehensive human sexuality education and appropriating one million dollars annually in grant funds for its dissemination; and 4. HB 19-1177, creating the ability for a family or household member to petition the court for a temporary extreme risk protection order to prohibit an individual from possessing a firearm.
    There are several kick-off signing events planned across the state this week:
  2. From 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 10th at Colorado Shooting Sports, 2435 8th Ave., Greeley. 2. From 1-8 p.m., at God’s Country Cowboy Church, 5505 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland.
  3. From 2-7 p.m., Thursday in the True Value Parking Lot, 1838 N. 12th Street, Grand Junction. 4. From 4-7 p.m., Thursday at the Lamar Community Building, 610 S. 6th Street, Lamar. 5. From 5-8 p.m., Friday at Carmen’s Mexican Restaurant, 625 Carson Ave., Las Animas. 6. From 2 p.m. – midnight Friday and Saturday at Bobstock Music Festival, City Park, Fort Morgan. 7. From 12-9 p.m. Saturday at Specialty Sports, 4285 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs. 8. Petitions will be available at nearly every county fair over the next two months.

Dismiss Polis reminds those who want to sign the petition that • You must sign in person, cannot sign online. • You cannot sign for someone else, only for yourself. • You must sign the petition exactly as your voter registration appears. If you are unsure, you can check your registration at • A full list of signing locations can be found at
Volunteers can sign up to help distribute. For more information about petition signing and packet pick-up locations, please visit or email at
Dismiss Polis is an Issue Committee registered with the Secretary of State as required under Colorado Campaign Finance laws. Its main purpose is to dismiss Jared Polis as Governor of Colorado through the recall process.

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