A campaign to amend the California state
constitution to prevent illegal aliens from
receiving state services – including driver’s licenses – has fallen short,
ensuring the measure will not appear on the ballot in upcoming elections.
On its Web site, saveourlicense.com, the group said
that despite $200,000 spent and 350,000 petitions, it had not gathered enough
signatures to ensure placement on the ballot.
The effort began Sept. 22, 2004, when the state’s attorney general
issued an approval for the group to begin collecting signatures.
Petition leader Mike Spence told Copley News Service that the
organization ran out of steam because the
group couldn’t attract enough in donations to cover the cost of gathering
didn’t have enough money,” he said.
Although this petition is now dead, another identical effort
could be started at any time.