Monday, August 24, 2009

Press Conference: Personhood Amendment Launches State's First All-Volunteer Initiative

DENVER, Aug. 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Tomorrow's press conference will launch the 2010 Personhood Amendment petition drive with a request to re-activate a thousand volunteer petitioners from 2008.

The Colorado Secretary Of State title board has given the unanimous go ahead for the new Personhood effort to begin gathering the 76,047 signatures required to place the amendment on the November 2010 ballot.

The press conference, at a post office, will announce that the campaign will strive to become the first initiative campaign in Colorado to be run completely by volunteers. The campaign will build upon last year's effort, reactivating by mail the 1,000 circulators that gathered the 131,000 signatures in 2008.

The petition drive will launch by addressing head on the hard cases of rape and incest with comments from our campaign spokesperson, Sherri Williams, herself a victim of rape.

    What: Press Conference to activate over 1,000 volunteers

    When: Tuesday, August 25, 10:30-11:00

    Where: US Post Office, 225 S Broadway, Denver Colorado

    "We are pleased that once again the Colorado Secretary Of State has seen through objections of Planned Parenthood and has allowed the personhood campaign to move forward," said initiative co-sponsor Gualberto Garcia Jones J.D.

    "As we continue to press forward, we are seeing incremental advances for the personhood rights of the preborn," said Leslie Hanks, initiative co-sponsor.