A fledging campaign to put an initiative measure on Arizona’s ballot to repeal the state’s new illegal immigration law remains alive but under new management.
A Roman Catholic priest in Phoenix has stepped away from leading the “Compassion for all” campaign, and several volunteers now heading the effort acknowledge they face a tough climb.
They say as of Monday they’ve collected “a few thousands” of the 153,365 voter signatures required by July 1 to put the initiative on the ballot.
The organizers express optimism, saying they’re reaching out to other activists and organizations for help.
The proposal would repeal the law taking effect July 29 and impose a three-year moratorium to bar the Legislature from enacting similar legislation.