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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Buys Signatures in Hopes of Repealing the DREAM Act, Charming

From the Pasadena Star News we find out that  Assemblyman Tim Donnelly spent black Friday bribing constituents with the chance of winning a gift card.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, tried to make the most of the spend-and-save frenzy on Black Friday – urging “patriots” to sign his petition to repeal the California DREAM Act.

Promising that the effort can “put money back in the taxpayers’ pockets,” Donnelly also plied constituents with the chance to win a $505 gift card from Target or Best Buy.

“To qualify this measure for the ballot, we must engage in `retail politics’ – literally,” Donnelly wrote on his petition campaign website.

AB 131, the meatier part of the California DREAM Act recently signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, allows some undocumented students to qualify for government funding, after documented students are served.

Donnelly held a Black Friday drive at the Colonies in Rancho Cucamonga to collect signatures and is now urging people to mail their signatures in by midnight on Monday.

Donnelly has until Jan. 6, to submit nearly 505,000 petition signatures to county election officials, according to the Secretary of State.

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I understand that not everyone likes the Dream Act, but the fact of the matter is that it has been signed into law.

As an FYI the Dream Act allows the children of undocumented migrants to attend college in California. You can protest all you want but the undocumented are here and they are part of the beautiful fabric of my community.

I’m not an attorney, much to my father’s chagrin, I’m a blogger. Are there any attorneys who can confirm that this is an illegal action?