In response to "Signing petitions not worth risk" (March 27, Letters): I am currently petitioning, and I am not a "loser."
I am not a politician. I know some, but I do not know everything about government. I make money from gathering signatures. But I am pretty sure anyone who has a job gets paid for it -- the last time I checked, that was the way jobs worked. Petitioners also register people to vote, for which they are not paid.
Identity theft from petitions is not a huge issue. The only information that goes on a petition is your name, address and signature. Are we going to start protesting the U.S. mail because our names and addresses are on letters? Are we going to start protesting signing checks at the supermarket in fear that the checker will steal
If you want to stop petitioners, you might want to get a petition going to make that happen -- because that is the way for change. Petitions are a positive thing, not a negative. I am an American citizen. I appreciate the fact that I have the ability to sign petitions, vote and try to change this country for the better.
ERIN SVEA STUART