Opponents of California Vaccine Law Announce New Push for Ballot Measure

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Parents and teachers who oppose efforts to end the personal belief exemption on vaccinations rally outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters on April 14. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

A day before the deadline for filing petitions for a referendum seeking to repeal a new vaccine requirement, some opponents of the mandate on Sunday announced a new initiative drive that will give them more time to achieve the same goal.

Backers of the referendum said the new initiative is a different effort and has nothing to do with their plans to turn in signatures Monday. They need to file the signatures of 365,000 registered voters to qualify the referendum for the November 2016 ballot.