Jane and I are doing all we can to encourage people to register and vote. We're part of a team that printed 600 yard signs and got them placed in southern Orange County. Days after they were put up, one volunteer saw a guy wearing American flag shorts taking the signs down and hauling them away. The next day another volunteer saw him again and asked him to stop. He threatened to run over her with his vehicle.
Police were called and they recovered 16 of the signs, many more had already been dumped at the landfill. The man was apparently completely unrepentant.
We're considering filing charges for the removal of the signs, the second volunteer is also considering filing charges for the threatening. We're looking into things and will decided later today how to proceed. My thinking is that we should proceed with the charges. Maybe the guy has some kind of mental health problem, or maybe he's just an asshole. Either way, it seems like the judicial system is the right place to deal with things. Any advice would be welcome.