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Observers say the petition drive has struggled to gain traction because the issue of redistricting lacks the same national significance and heavy publicity as the Dream Act or gay marriage.

Additionally, many voters were unaware or have since forgotten about the map, which was approved last October.

If petitioners reach their mark next week, organizers would still likely need a couple thousand extra signatures, as many are expected to be invalidated due to errors.

About 132,000 people signed last year’s Dream Act petition but more than 23,000 signatures — a little more than one in every six — were invalidated.