The Associated Press
September 28, 2003
OREGON CITY — Standing next to a card table in front of the local Kmart store, Gizzelle Williams cheerfully greets shoppers with the question, “Excuse me, are you interested in signing the tax referendum?”
Williams is a volunteer foot soldier in the battle to repeal the Legislature’s $800 million tax increase package.
On a recent weekday morning, the 20-year-old college student had no difficulty persuading shoppers to put their signatures on petitions to force a Feb. 3 statewide vote on the tax increase.