Thu Nov 5, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST
32 States Saw Personhood Initiatives in 2009 - Movement Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary
DENVER, Nov. 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - November 5, 2009 marks the one-year anniversary of the inception of Personhood USA. Following the Nation's first-ever Personhood effort to reach an election ballot, Personhood USA was launched by the Colorado campaign's full-time coordinators, Cal Zastrow and Keith Mason.
For the first time, Personhood USA is releasing the full list of states participating in Personhood efforts, which is available here.
In 2009, Personhood USA exploded into thirty-two states, serving as an advocacy organization for pre- born babies through peaceful activism, legislative efforts, and ballot-access petition initiatives, amassing over 40,000 grassroots volunteers. Personhood USA has seen a staggering number of first-time-ever pro-life volunteers, along with an influx of seasoned pro-lifers who have not participated in pro-life ministry for many years.
"Personhood offers a new hope for pre-born babies that's exciting and motivating," remarked Brenda Macmenamin, sponsor of Personhood Florida. "Pro-life Americans are encouraged and inspired as they haven't been in years."
"Our goal has been to serve Jesus Christ and offer support to grassroots pro-lifers," stated Cal Zastrow, co-founder of Personhood USA. "Personhood USA exists to support, encourage, and assist Personhood movements across the country. We are excited to continue this fight against the dehumanization and murder of preborn children."
In the past year, Personhood USA has been featured in Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Las Vegas Review Journal, and numerous other newspapers, blogs, web sites, and radio shows, including acclaimed online news source World Net Daily.
Today Personhood USA announced its goal for 2010: Personhood initiatives in all 50 states. Representatives of Personhood USA say the movement aims to begin, pass, defend, and apply Personhood initiatives in every state, educating every American citizen and making abortion unimaginable.
"Every Personhood attempt is a success," explained Keith Mason, co-founder of Personhood USA. "We are growing by leaps and bounds, and every attempt offers new opportunities to educate Americans about the value of life. All human beings are people, and we must ensure that their right to live is recognized and protected. That is why, with God's blessing, by the end of 2010 Personhood USA plans to be in every one of the United States of America."
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