A group pushing an initiative to change immigration law in
They’ve used a similar tactic to distribute copies of the I-1043
The group is pushing an initiative that requires extra steps by
the state to verify citizenship for things like drivers licenses and government
services, and by employers who are hiring new workers. Respect
Feller said the initiative organization spent $8,000 to print and distribute the petitions in the S-R, and about $20,000 statewide for the newspaper blitz, which started around Memorial Day.
The group listed only $100 in its Public Disclosure Commission reports as of June 10, but Feller said those reports are being corrected. The group needs about 241,000 signatures of registered voters by July 2, and Feller declined to say how many it had to date. But he didn’t dispute a suggestion that initiative groups that distribute petitions via newspaper usually have a big gap to close.
“We wouldn’t spend the money if it weren’t necessary,” Feller said. “Our success will depend on the response.”