Skip to comments.Heads Up! Bad News Californians!("Save Our License" did't make it!)
Posted on 02/19/2005 5:53:48 AM PST by kellynla
Dear Save Our License Friend:
Thank you for your hard work, financial help and continued support of the Save Our License Initiative.
This past five months, thousands of individuals throughout our great state have spent countless hours collecting signatures and have donated their hard-earned money in an effort to qualify the initiative.
We have spent the past two weeks counting and verifying signatures, and it is our duty to report that our current effort to qualify the Save Our License Initiative has fallen short.
Because of your hard work and financial sacrifice, we spent almost $200,000 on paid signature gatherers and distributed over 350,000 petitions. But the reality is that not enough petitions were returned in the last days for us to reach the number of signatures necessary.
Initiatives are difficult for groups without big special interest dollars. Ours is a truly grassroots effort, and we know this initiative would pass if we can get over the logistical hurdles of qualification.
Please realize your effort has not been in vain.
Save Our License kept pressure on the legislature and the Governor. This issue has been in the forefront in large part because of your efforts. In addition, Congress passage of the REAL ID Act demonstrates that your voice is being heard.
It should also be noted that an initiative that would have given licenses to illegals also failed to qualify last year. So when you read stories about how happy Gil Cedillo and his illegal alien lobby are, remember illegal aliens still cannot get drivers licenses in California.
This issue is not going to go away and neither will we. We will be back.
(Excerpt) Read more at saveourlicense.com ...
Most of the failure was due to CENSURE by the stores and malls not allowing people to circulate the petitions. Like our officials, they don't want to hear it.
Well Home Depot has announced it is interested in hiring 20 thousand Spanish speaking employees. They won't have to go any further than the front of their stores to find them. LOL
"And don't bother to ask them for a birth certificate."
In an interview with the Orange County Register, our illustrious governor said:
OC Register Question: I hear from a lot of readers who say the state's economic problems could be solved if we cracked down on illegal immigration. How do you respond to them?
Governor's Answer: Well I would then say, well how do you expect to do that? It's always easy. It's like saying there would be less people dying if we had no cancer. It would be easy, there would be less pollution if we had fewer cars. It's not the state, it's not in our power, to make that decision. It's the federal government...
Nahhh... Congress took up the issue. California will now have to check citizenship, or will lose on billions of federal funding. The immigration-reform lobbyists I know are quite optimistic the Real ID Act will survive conference, because it passed by such a huge margin, 267-166, and because President Bush even felt pressured to support it.
Would just have wound up like Prop 187 if it passed - the courts would overturn it and ignore the will of the people just like they are attempting to do with Prop 200 in Arizona.
Don't forget the US Senate could approve the House bill attempt to deny licenses to illegals and President Bush could sign it into law.
But I wouldn't hold my breath or bet the farm on it..
Sounds like Home Depot would be a good place to start cracking down on employers hiring illegals.
"Don't forget the US Senate could approve the House bill attempt to deny licenses to illegals and President Bush could sign it into law.
But I wouldn't hold my breath or bet the farm on it.."
I wouldn't even bet the doghouse on it! LOL
From what I hear it won't even get through the Senate...
Kudos for your hard work and keeping the issue at the forefront. This battle may be lost, but you gained ground, and the war isn't over.
Oh Marines don't give up...
We improvise, adjust and overcome! :-)
Next month we start