Post submitted by Trevor Chandler, former HRC Associate Regional Field Director
Demolishing our goal of 10,000 signatures in the first ten days, Oregon Says I Do, a branch of Oregon United for Marriage, announced today that we collected almost 4 times that goal. We actually achieved 10,000 in the first 72 hours and had to double our goal to 20,000.
That means in just the first ten days, we collected a third of the 116,248 signatures needed to qualify and put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would strike anti-LGBT language out of the state constitution and allow for marriage equality.
We will have to collect many more than that to ensure we have enough valid signatures to qualify, but if the incredible outpouring of support these last ten days are any indication, we are well on our way to getting the number we need.
Trevor Chandler is a Senior Regional Field Organizer with HRC, he is on the ground for the duration of the campaign working with the team at OUM to secure marriage equality for all Oregonians.