California stem cell advocates plead for mail-in signatures to put measure on ballot – San Antonio Express-News

Supporters of a proposed $5.5 billion bond measure that would keep California’s stem cell research institute in business are asking thousands of people to mail in their signatures in hopes of qualifying the initiative for the November ballot.

Backers are resorting to the plea because the state’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus has all but halted signature gatherers who ordinarily collect petitions outside grocery stores and other public places.