That was an interesting exercise. I just spent two hours meeting people and handing out the flyer on Decline to Sign. There were two signature gatherers there (same two from the last time).
They first tried to say I was with the teachers union and I told them - out of earshot of voters - to NOT say that. They stopped. I didn't hear a lot of what they were saying as it was outdoor and noisy.
Did it help to be there? Absolutely.
The majority of people just walk past the table. Me just handing them a flyer was much easier as I could walk with them and then they had info. The signature gathers only gave out their flyers (I didn't get a copy) IF a person signed the sheet. (They were also gathering signatures for a separate tax initiative. They also mentioned a "privacy" page so people couldn't look up who signed. I thought the court said that was invalid. Anyone?)
Second, I did manage to give my flyer to several people considering signing and they walked away before signing. (One signature gatherer got annoyed at this and at one point told me to, "watch it." I told her I was within the law to offer information challenging the initiative. You never tell someone NOT to sign, only to consider not signing.)
Third, I only had two people challenge me.
I urge you to consider going to any indoorish venue like Target. I believe it makes a difference and many are glad for the information. One woman, after signing, looked at my flyer and said, "Is this true?" and I told her it was and I could show her in the initiative. She asked me why the signature gatherers didn't say anything and I told her it's not how to get signatures.
The rain is a good thing for this weekend because it is much harder to get signatures outside (like outside of grocery stores, etc.).
Get out there and do this - you can make a difference.