Thursday, April 27, 2006

Time is Running Out to Remove Your Name...

Opponents of two of the initiative-petition drives - to protect stem-cell research and to restrict state spending - are waging last-ditch campaigns to persuade people who've signed those petitions to reconsider and remove their names.

A spokesman for Carnahan said notarized letters requesting the removal of signatures must be received before the petitions are turned in. (My emphasis)

...a number of area Catholic churches are providing notaries and other assistance to encourage people to remove their signatures from petitions circulated by the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures. The coalition is seeking a ballot proposal that would protect many forms of embryonic stem-cell research that the church opposes.

At some churches, the notaries sit on the lawn after Mass to sign letters for parishioners who regret signing the petitions, said Molly Kertz, director of the St. Louis Archdiocese's Respect Life Apostolate.

Missourians Against Human Cloning - another group opposing the stem-cell proposal - is running radio ads that tell people not to sign the petition. Executive director Jaci Winship says her group believes that thousands of religious conservatives or Catholics unwittingly signed the petitions.
A sample form to remove your name from a petition is HERE (PDF file)...

For those Post Dispatch article, which was the source of this post, here.

Instructions on how to remove your name are here.

Additional Information is available here.

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