A petition could force the law on access to driving licenses to a vote

A petition could force the law on access to driving licenses to a vote



DAVID: MASSACHUSETTS IS ONE OF 17 STATES THAT HAVE APPROVED TO LET UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS OBTAIN LICENSES. AND WE MAY BE THE FIRST STATE TO VOTE ON OPINION TO TAKE THIS LAW OFF THE BOOKS. OPPONENTS OF NEW IMMIGRANT DRIVER’S LICENSE LAW HOLD A STACK OF PETITIONS THEN DELIVERED THEM TO BOSTON CITY HALL AS ONE OF THE LAST STEPS IN A WIDE SIGNATURE COLLECTION CAMPAIGN OF STATE. >> AND THEY COLLECTED OVER 100,000 SIGNATURES, 100,000 SIGNATURES. [APPLAUSE] DAVID: IN OTHER WORDS, MORE THAN TWICE THE 40,120 SIGNATURES NEEDED TO FORCE A PUBLIC VOTE ON REPEAL OF NEW MASSACHUSETTS LAW ALLOWING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO OBTAIN DRIVERS LICENSES. ♪ >> IN JUNE, IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR LAWYERS CELEBRATE AS STATE LEGISLATION WON A VETO FROM GOVERNOR BAKER TO PUT THE LAW ON THE BOOKS. >> I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ISSUES ON WHICH THE LEFT HAS GONE TOO FAR. AND I THINK WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE POLLS. >> SUPPORTERS OF THE LAW ALSO CLAIM TO HAVE PUBLIC SUPPORT ON THEIR SIDE. THEY ARE NOW COLLECTING FUNDS FOR WHAT WILL LIKELY BE A SHORT BUT EXPENSIVE CAMPAIGN. >> IT WILL BE OVER A MILLION DOLLARS SO WE WILL AGAIN GO BACK TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THIS BILL PASS TO ENSURE EVERYONE STRONGLY DEFENDS IT. DAVID: LOCAL ELECTION OFFICIALS HAVE ALREADY STARTED VERIFYING THE PETITION SIGNATURES. STATE OFFICIALS WILL SOON DO THE SAME. >> THE PROMOTERS IN THIS CASE HAVE PUT THINGS ON THE BULLETIN BEFORE. THEREFORE THEY ARE EXPERIENCED. So, we’re guessing if they have twice as many, they’ll probably get on the ball.

A petition could force the law on access to driving licenses to a vote

Organizers say they have collected 100,000 signatures, which would be more than enough to put the issue to voters.

Organizers say they have collected 100,000 signatures, which would be more than enough to put the issue to voters.

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