MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A coalition of Northern Michigan University Students is continuing with efforts to gather signatures on a petition to save Michigan Gray Wolves from being hunted.
Members of the NMU EarthKeepers II Student Team and the Native American Student Association gathered about 50 signatures from registered voters during an event this week on campus. The local student effort is part of a statewide push to gather signatures by the group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected.
Organizers have until March 27 to get 161,305 signatures in the effort allow voters to decide the fate of the wolf hunting bill. The student groups say a larger event involving many student organizations is being planned for the day before the deadline at NMU, and they hope to have representatives from the office of the Michigan Secretary of State on hand to register people to vote.
Only registered Michigan voters can sign the petitions to force a November 2014 referendum on the wolf debate.
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