|WOBURN — Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons on Friday released a series of updated signature totals and encouraged all citizens to join in on referendum efforts, stressing that “even the smallest amounts will make a difference in the end.”
Lyons said the effort is to let voters decide if illegal immigrants should have driver’s licenses.
The grassroots effort requires more than 40,000 certified signatures from registered voters by Aug. 24 in order to appear on ballots in November. Early totals show that volunteers have “done an outstanding job collecting signatures statewide” since the drive began at the beginning of the month, Lyons said.
With less than four weeks remaining, Lyons is encouraging everyone who may not have the free time needed to participate in shopping center collection drives to contact the party and request signature sheets which can then be mailed to home addresses. Interested parties, he said, can email John Milligan at JM@MassGOP.com to request forms.
“It doesn’t matter if only you or your family members are able to sign, you will absolutely make a difference if you join our cause,” Lyons said. “Once you get those sheets please contact the JM@MassGOP.com email address.”
“This signature drive is democracy in action, and we need everybody who receives this message to help us. If you need sheets please email JM@MassGOP.com, we will mail you sheets, just sign them and mail them back.”
A breakdown of candidate and volunteer counts is included below.