Supported SOS Audience but Doesn't Props 1 & 2

RECEIVED Thu., May 11, 2006

Dear Editor:
    In 1991, before very many people had even heard of SOS, I made a substantial contribution; I spent many hours entering voter registration numbers on petition sheets – unpaid of course, petition drives weren't a business in those days. I helped create Travis Audubon Society's support of the original proposition. I had nothing to do with writing it, but I knew those that did, and the original SOS was never intended to be a first step. It was a well-written proposition meant to be the last word. My feelings about the environment and politics have not changed. I am opposed to Propositions 1 and 2, as are most of the people I have admired in this fight. I know Proposition 1, is bad and I think Proposition 2 is bad.
    At the time of the first referendum, we regarded ballot access as difficult and we were careful. Now initiatives are common and poorly written. 'Tis sad.
Raymond Heitmann
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