Save Our License Initiative Update

Published on December 28th, 2007

Signatures Gathered Fell Short Of Goal

Although efforts to attain sufficient qualifying signatures for the Save Our License initiative were unsuccessful, the failure was entirely due to funding problems and logistical issues of the campaign—and it is no indication of the support of California voters on this issue.

A March 2005 Field Poll found widespread opposition among California residents to granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. The poll showed that 62 percent of California adults oppose licenses for illegals, while only 35 percent support the idea. Among the state’s registered voters opposition is even stronger, with 68 percent opposed to the licenses and only 29 percent supporting them.

Key Points

1. It is very difficult for grassroots groups, such as Save Our License (www.saveourlicense.com), to obtain enough signatures to get an initiative on the ballot. Additionally, this task was made even more difficult by the decision to frame the measure as a constitutional amendment—thereby requiring even more signatures.

2. At present, illegal aliens in California are not eligible for driver’s licenses. The legislation that CAPS helped pass in 1993 bars illegals from obtaining licenses and is still in effect.

3. CAPS is actively working to protect and enhance this law and expand it with federal and other state legislation. You can help by sending messages through our website on: SB 60, ACA 6, and S 1033/HR 2330.

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