To get the new Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment on the ballot in 2014, we need to collect nearly 700,000 valid petition signed. To do that we need your help to petition among your family, friends, and neighbors, at your church, at Christian events, at political events, and at other public events, and with Republican Presidential candidates in Florida for the Presidential Preference Primary, prolifers have an excellent opportunity to collect signatures for the new Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment Petition.
Whether you’re Republican, Democrat, or Independent, we encourage you to petition at these events. Why? Because at similar events in the past, petitioners have been able to collect signatures from 80% – 90% of the attendees approached for a signature. Since candidates are visiting many cities throughout Florida, we should be able to collect signatures from Florida voters across the state. By petitioning at these events, prolife petitioners can easily collect 100 to several hundred petition signatures in as short as an hour or two, so look for the event nearest you to help us reach every region, every county, every city for life!
Since candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum sign the personhood pledge, and Ron Paul sign the personhood pledge with an addendum, and Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum all participated in the personhood USA pro-life presidential forum in South Carolina, attending these events will not only give you the opportunity to petition for life, but also to ask the candidates prolife questions. Read the Personhood Republican Presidential Candidate Pledge here and watch the ProLife Presidential Forum in its entirety here.
The Republican debate in Jacksonville this Thursday, will present a unique environment where petitioners can gather several hundred signatures in as little as an hour as attendees wait in line to enter. Personhood USA and Personhood Florida will also host prolife forum(s) in Florida similar to the one in South Carolina. (Stay tuned for details!)
To find out which candidates are coming to your area, contact your county’s Republican Executive Committee (REC) headquarters, check with your local newspaper, and/or do Google and Facebook searches. Since you have your best success collecting petition signatures prior to the event, arrive at the events early to collect the most signatures.
While petitioning, be on the lookout for potential volunteers. Have a volunteer sign-up sheet ready to collect names and contact information of pro-lifers who want to help end abortion in Florida.
We encourage you to attend events from all candidates, even those that aren’t prolife. Report back to us with the results including the event attended and the percentage of signatures you received from those you approached. If we get enough data, we may be able to determine which candidate’s supporters are the most prolife.
So what are you waiting for?
- Research the events,
- Print petitions,
- Watch Petitioning Training Videos,
- and go get some signatures!