I just recieved a call back from the Governor's office and according to the office aid I spoke to you need to request and fill out an application for Pardon. The best thing is you can ask on someone else's behalf for the Governor to grant a pardon and YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN TO ASK FOR A PARDON ON SOMEONE ELSE'S BEHALF!! So if you have friends and family that are outraged over what happened to Carmen you can get them to fill out the forms as well, flood the Governor's office with them and let Jennifer Granholm know that the American people will not sit by and let this atrocity go unnoticed.
I also would like give a few small tips on phone etiquette:
When you call the Governor's office try to do it on a weekday between 9-5, and always ask whoever answers the phone that person's name. After they give you their name you should then greet that person back including their name in the greeting. You then ask if you could speak to the governor please, but unless you're a VIP or a POA(Person of Authority) they'll usually put you through to one of the Governor's Aids instead; you should treat the aid though as your speaking to the governor yourself though because this is one of the closest persons to the Governor.
You repeat the same process as before with the first person that answered the phone and greet this person using their name in your greeting. Then ask nicely if you could have a application for a pardon on the behalf of Carmen Granata. After that you try and end the phone call on a poistive note and say something nice about either the aid or the Governor. This way the aid is impressed with the type of people that are sticking up for Carmen.
You: Hello My name is (Fill in Blank), who am I speaking to?
Office Worker: Janice.
You: Hello Janice, May I speak to the Governor please?
Office Worker: The Governor isn't available, would you like to leave a message with one of her Aids?
You: Yes, Please.
Aid: Governor Granholm's office.
You: Hi my name is (Fill in Blank), who am I speaking to?
You: Hi Alex, I'm calling on the behalf of Carmen Granata of Eastpointe, Michigan to request a application for Pardon form.
After that they will ask for your address and name; after that remember to end the phone call on a high note.
You: Have a nice day Alex and tell the Governor I wish her good luck.
Aid: Thank You.
It's that simple, all you need to do is call the governors office and do it. Once again here's the governor's information:
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
PHONE: (517) 373-3400
PHONE: (517) 335-7858 - Constituent Services
Good luck, Godspeed and Sic Semper Tyrannis.