Fired-up volunteers in California have started gathering signatures for a ballot referendum that would repeal the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay people and gay rights milestones in history and social science lessons.
Safeway is complaining that paid petition signature gatherers are not playing fair outside their Bay Area stores. Those signature gatherers though say their first amendment rights aren’t being respected.
A bill that would have made it illegal pay a per-signature fee to companies that circulate ballot petitions was vetoed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The quiet plaza near the San Francisco Federal Building has been filled with crime and vandalism, a problem for many neighbors and residents in the area.