Arizona man eyes referendum on immigration law

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Associated Press

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man who wants a referendum vote on Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigration says he'll use social media to try to drum up support for his effort.

Brandon Slayton filed initial referendum papers on Tuesday. He describes himself as a 24-year-old Republican and advertising student.

He says he's trying to make the point that Arizona has a lot to lose from boycotts against the law and that the state should take a second look at it.

Slayton acknowledges he doesn't have any money to pay for paid petition circulators. He says he'll use Twitter to find other backers for what he says is a "very small grassroots" effort.

Slayton needs to submit signatures of 76,682 voters by July 28. That would put the measure on hold pending a public vote.

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