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Statewide Initiative Petitioners File Federal Lawsuit Against OR. Secretary of State

Press Conference Notice. A coalition of Chief Petitioners and voters have filed suit in U.S. District Court in Portland against Bill Bradbury, the Oregon Secretary of State, to stop implementation of his entirely new and completely unjustified policies that are trashing tens of thousands of valid signatures on statewide initiative petitions for no coherent reason.
A coalition of Chief Petitioners and voters have filed suit in U.S. District Court in Portland against Bill Bradbury, the Oregon Secretary of State, to stop implementation of his entirely new and completely unjustified policies that are trashing tens of thousands of valid signatures on statewide initiative petitions for no coherent reason.

These new procedures include throwing out entire sheets of signatures of voters, merely because the circulator's pen slipped while she was writing the date on her signature at the bottom of the sheet.

The coalition includes proponents of the following initiatives, among others:

Oregon Rainforest Initiative

Medical Marijuana Act 2

Restore Term Limits

Repeal Multnomah County Income Tax

They will conduct a press conference to discuss this suit:

DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2004

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

PLACE: 320 S.W. Stark, Suite 202

Portland 503-224-2647

The suit and associated documents are available here:

 ftp://ftp.cirights.org/cir/legal

For more information, contact:

Linda Williams 503-293-0399

Eric Winters 503-306-0224

Lloyd Marbet 503-637-3549