On Thursday, May 28, we turned in 4,630 additional signatures to the registrar of voters. They said this was not possible. That it couldn't be done. That this could never happen. They were wrong.
We cannot say thank you enough to all of the volunteers involved in this effort. We simply would not be where we are without you. We know we have a long way to go, but it's hard to beat someone who refuses to quit. From the St. George committee, thank you, thank you, thank you. You inspire us.
While we cannot add any more names to the petition, our opponents can continue to withdraw names until the petition has been verified. We hope that happens sooner than later. Those who do not want you to have the right to vote on this (Together Baton Rouge / Residents Against the Breakaway) have large teams going door to door to remove names from the petition in attempt to prevent a vote. We have received reports of them saying unbelievable things to make people remove their names. Here's what to do if they come to your door:
1. Immediately begin filming them with your phones camera.
2. Be polite.
3. Post on this page where they are and video of what they are telling you.
DO NOT LET ANYONE INTIMIDATE YOU INTO WITHDRAWING YOUR NAME.