PORTLAND, Ore. – The petition to win the freedom of gay marriage in the state of Oregon has received overwhelming support in the last 10 days, receiving a total of 37,211 signatures.
The campaign, Oregon Says I Do, was shooting for 10,000 signatures in the 10 day period since July 26th, and has been pleasantly surprised with the response. The committee is hoping to qualify for the Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative in the November 2014 ballot.
Many of the volunteers requested more signature sheets to continue collecting support from their communities. The campaign must turn in 116,284 signatures by July 3, 2014.
“We’re off to a fantastic start, and this success shows how much enthusiasm and momentum we have for the freedom to marry in Oregon,” said Jeana Frazzini, chief petitioner for the initiative. “But these campaigns are tough, and we still have an enormous amount of work to do.”
Those would like to help gather signatures can sign up to receive the petition packet and a quick training at OregonSaysIDo.org. If you are interested in just signing the petition, registered voters can download, print, sign and return a single-signature “e-petition.”