Saturday, August 28, 2004

Verizon Online - Business Center News:

Fluoridation proponents pay people to gather signatures and 1/3 were invalid.

"According to John Robideaux, chairman of Fluoridation Works, some 60 percent of the signatures were collected by paid gatherers hired through a temporary employment agency. Past legislative efforts to outlaw the practice of paying people to gather signatures have been constitutionally flawed, unfortunately.
However, if lawmakers and public indignation can't persuade initiative proponents to abandon the bogus signature-for-hire strategy, maybe wasting their money can."