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Petition privacy in the wake of Prop 8




A box of petitions urging support for comprehensive immigration reform is delivered to the offices of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) May 29, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
A box of petitions urging support for comprehensive immigration reform is delivered to the offices of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) May 29, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
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When you sign a petition for an initiative or recall, should you expect that information to be kept private? Or, given state laws that require a certain number of signatures to advance policy, is your name, like legislators' votes, a matter of public information? Larry Mantle asks listeners, should petitions be public or private?