Skip to comments.Colorado Personhood Amendment Submits 46,671 Signatures - Ensures Spot on 2010 Ballot
Posted on 03/18/2010 4:03:19 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
March 18, 2010
DENVER / Christian Newswire – Personhood Colorado, sponsors of the 2010 Personhood Amendment, today submitted 46,671 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.
On March 4, the Colorado Secretary of State disclosed that 20.63% of the 79,648 signatures submitted by Personhood Colorado were invalid. As allowed by Colorado law, volunteers then had 15 days to replace the invalid signatures with new, valid voter signatures. That translated to over 1,000 signatures per day.
“Over the past few days, the massive quantities of signatures that poured in just amazed us,” remarked Gualberto Garcia-Jones, co-sponsor of the Personhood Ballot initiative.”That means that we collected over 2,600 signatures each day, about 2 signatures per minute. Some of our volunteers were working all hours of the day, and that is a testament to what we already knew – that Colorado citizens recognize the value of human life and have worked extremely hard to see that each human life is protected.”
The 700+ volunteer petitioners worked around the clock to gather signatures, frequenting churches, grocery stores, Tuesday Caucuses, and other public venues. Many college age church volunteers circulated the petition at Colorado St. Patrick’s Day Parades and college campuses.
“We were told that we needed to replace over 15,000 of our signatures,” commented Keith Mason, co-founder of Personhood USA. “We knew we could do it, because when you are working on such a critical, life and death issue, volunteers are passionate. We knew it would take a lot of hard work and determination, but we never expected such an outpouring of support. It is clear that the people of Colorado wanted to make a statement – that every human life should be protected by love and by law. This effort is more alive and vibrant than ever.”
“We’re so thankful for help from American Life League, Durago-based pro-life group LifeGuard, Personhood USA, and dozens of other pro-life organizations. With their help, we faced a daunting task and succeeded beyond our wildest expectations, glory be to God!” added Leslie Hanks, co-sponsor of the Personhood Amendment. “Now, we’re ready to begin campaigning for life and preparing for victory in November.”
For Interviews Call Keith Mason at 202-595-3500
Personhood USA is a grassroots Christian organization founded to establish personhood efforts across America to create protection for every child by love and by law. Personhood USA is committed to assisting and supporting Personhood Legislation and Constitutional Amendments and building local pro-life organizations through raising awareness of the personhood of the pre-born.
I look forward to voting on this.
“It’s time to let the babies reclaim their liberty,” said Leslie Hanks, vice president of Colorado Right to Life.
Thank you for the work you are doing.
However, I am grateful for the work people are putting in. I saw three or four petition gatherers outside my caucus on Tuesday.
Where are the details about why the petitions were invalidated? I know most notaries were not informed about a law change and so took down an erroneous form of identification ("A person known to me.")
Lots of worries about legal tricks.
You and I have discussed this subject in the past, and I hope we can continue the discussion, because I feel like you’re “almost there”.
Here’s a blog post which explains in detail why it doesn’t matter whether Personhood wins this year or not — it IS the best strategy to change hearts and minds, and the best venue to reach the public with these arguments.
Hope you’ll consider it and join the bandwagon — this is a Christian, Biblical movement, whereas in the past pro-lifers have been told to “not mention God”, but the results (and the volume of people it reaches) are not bound only by active Christians. Everyone can see the moral component here, and they see it even more clearly when it’s compared to slavery, which is an apt analogy.
Thanks for your reply. I have more I’d like to say on this topic, but I won’t have time until after Easter.
I’d tend to agree. Getting the issue in the public eye matters.
Love to hear your response! See you “liked” a pro-Personhood article on FB. Hope that means great things!
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