Fix Muni Now Campaign and Supervisor Elsbernd Deliver Nearly 75,000 Petitions to City Hall

BY BEN LOWE
July 1, 2010

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[Photo Credit: Colleen McHugh]

For the past several months, SPUR has been working with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd and the Fix Muni Now campaign to get Muni reform on the November ballot. Later today, the campaign will submit to the Department of Elections nearly 75,000 petitions—about 30,000 more than needed to qualify for the November ballot. The signature-gathering effort relied heavily on the help of hundreds of volunteers from throughout the city who, over the course of the past two months, brought in thousands of signatures gathered from friends, co-workers, and family members.

Now that signature-gathering is complete, the next phase of the campaign will involve reaching out to neighborhood organizations, advocacy groups, and others in San Francisco who benefit from good public transit—in other words, nearly every group in the city—and letting them know how critical it is that this reform passes in November.

Are you interested in helping the campaign? We're looking for volunteers to help do everything from knocking on doors and making phone calls to writing letters to newspapers and speaking on the campaign's behalf to groups volunteers are active in. If you are interested in helping out, please send an email to info@fixmuninow.com.