DeMaio Continues His “Signature Storms” in Support of Pension Reform Ballot Measure

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For the past three months, Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio has spent a combined total of more than 100 hours standing in front of supermarkets or at street fairs and more than 200 hours at other events – helping collect signatures to put his Comprehensive Pension Reform (CPR) Ballot Measure up for a public vote in the June 2012 election.  DeMaio and the CPR team need to collect more than 95,000 signatures from registered San Diego voters by the October 14 deadline.

DeMaio has made pension reform his top priority – and has completely refocused his campaign’s energies on signature collection efforts.

“I am not waiting to be Mayor to get things done – and reforming unsustainable and indefensible pension payouts for city employees is my top priority,” noted DeMaio in explaining the significant investment of his personal time in collecting signatures.

At a typical “Signature Storm” in front of a store, DeMaio and his team usually collect more than 500 signatures – and DeMaio personally interacts with roughly 1,000 San Diegans to hear their concerns and answer their questions.

This weekend DeMaio will be at two stores (one on Saturday, one on Sunday) and will headline two “Petition Parties” at neighborhood homes.

DeMaio’s efforts come as local government labor unions are waging an unprecedented opposition campaign using deceptive radio ads and paid “blockers” designed to scare and intimidate voters away from signing the petition.

“We cannot allow the government labor unions to block pension reform – and I’m prepared to do everything I possibly can to ensure that San Diegans have the right to vote on reforming the pension system in this upcoming city election,” DeMaio concluded.

DeMaio co-authored the Pension Reform Ballot Measure and is part of a broad-based coalition of taxpayer, business, and neighborhood groups working collaboratively to qualify and pass the measure.

MEET UP WITH DEMAIO:

Saturday 9am to 1pm: Tierrasanta Vons, 10460 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 92124

Sunday 9am-1pm: Rancho Penasquitos Vons, 13255 Black Mountain Road, 92129.

 

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