I had a brief discussion with a signature gatherer outside the Trader Joe's in Queen Anne. I wanted to know if the TJs employee he just bought his lunch from knew he was outside the store advocating to lower his wages.
At this point he called me a liberal and tried to end our conversation.
"One more question" I said. "What are they paying you to gather signatures?"
Again, no response.
A quick Google search for signature gathering jobs turns up this;
Surprise! It pays $15 an hour.
I had the distinct impression that these where not city people.