A group working to have Bergen County's Blue Laws eliminated through a voter referendum will collect signatures at Teaneck's Memorial Day festival on Cedar Lane.
, said they have collected 575 signatures as of Sunday, NJ.com reported. It will take 2,500 signatures from registered Bergen County voters to get on the November ballot.
According to the group's Facebook page, they hope to collect as many as 500 signatures at the Teaneck event. Group volunteers plan to setup outside 446 Cedar Lane. The petition can be downloaded here.
The push to repeal Bergen's Sunday shopping restrictions picked up after Gov. Chris Christie temporarily suspended the regulations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera, one the most ardent Blue Laws supporters, has called the argument to repeal the laws "ridiculous."
Teaneck Councilman Elie Y. Katz has called for each town to make its own decision on the Blue Laws.
Voters last considered the laws in 1993. Votes to repeal the laws were defeated 192,394 to 157,648 in 1980 and 185,821 to 105,040 in 1993.