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Chargers Kick-Off Their Signature Drive Saturday

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A drive for a football team is supposed to finish in the end zone. This drive though, in what could be the most important for the San Diego Chargers in their history, is designed to end up with a spot on a ballot.

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The team announced this afternoon that they are beginning their drive to get 67,000 legitimate City of San Diego voters to sign a petition to put the proposed downtown stadium on the ballot.  According to the team's press release, it sounds like it will be a pretty good time:

The event will take place in the parking lot at 13th Street and K Street downtown at the potential site of the new venue. Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Chargers legend LaDainian Tomlinson and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will be on hand and talk about the Initiative and the opportunity at hand for the future of San Diego. The event will also feature food and live music. San Diegans are urged to attend to learn more about the Initiative while residents of the City of San Diego will have the opportunity to both register to vote and sign the Initiative to place it on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The Chargers seem to have gotten their act together over the last few months and having LT and El Capitan out there to promote the signature gathering is a smart move.  The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.  No details on the music or concessions were provided with the press release

This is the next step, Bolts fans!  After all the talking, mixed messages, politicking, and smoke screening over a new stadium or the team leaving the city, the process of making sure that the Chargers remain part of San Diego for another 55 years officially starts now.  (Personally, I would like to go -- I have never seen PR in person; I did see LT in person from afar long ago.  I also wish I could sign the petition.)

If you can go, you probably should.  I am certain that the team will put out a lot of information on the initiative at this event.  That could be important for you to be able to intelligently speak with your friends and neighbors on this topic in the coming months.  This clearly is an important time for a lot of us that are on the this site, even if we are halfway across the country.