From John Paff:
Today, May 31st 2011, is the first deadline to submit signatures to bring Senate Bill 167 to referendum. SB167 would grant “In-State Tuition” to illegal immigrants. This bill will raise tuition costs for Maryland’s children and it will cost the citizens of Maryland nearly $4million per year. While other states are forcing illegal immigrants out over concerns for their fiscal future, Maryland is offering illegal immigrants incentives to break the law.
The citizens of Maryland were required to submit 18,500 signatures by May 31st and 56,000 total signatures by June 30th to prevent SB167 from taking effect and allowing the voters of Maryland the right to decide on SB 167 on the November 2012 ballot. I am proud to report that today Delegate Neil Parrott and Delegate Pat McDonough met the first deadline of 18,500 by delivering 40,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections in Annapolis. We are on target to bring SB167 to referendum, but we still need everyone’s help to meet our goal of 100,000 signatures by June 30th. We know that some signatures will be invalidated due to technicalities, which is why we have set our goal at 100,000 signatures.
To print and sign the petition please visit http://www.mdpetitions.com . After signing be sure to have your friends and family sign as well. For more information in Harford County, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harford County Coordinator