Signature Gathering (December 2007- April 15th 2008)
Simply call in your order. We'll get the petitions to you (please use originals if possible). If you do download petitions (coming soon) for copying be sure to use legal size (8.5 x 14 inches) and make final copy 2 sided. To be legal petitions may be in black and white or color but the fonts may not be changed or resized. The packet will have step by step instructions on how to gather signatures. You just set up a booth and your off! Once the forms are filled out just drop them in the mail to us (return addresses are included in the instructional packet) and you've finished phase 1! It's so easy you'll want to tell a friend or two...
Sarah's Law petitions are provided free of charge by Friends of Sarah. We ask that you order original pre-printed petitions rather than using photo copys. For petitions or more information call 866-828-8355. To request petitions by email contact: Mike@FriendsofSarah.com
Your help in getting and handing out petitions is crucial. We are happy to assist you.
Please mail completed petitions ASAP to:
Friends of Sarah
1703 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
How many signatures do we need?
We need nearly 1,100,000 "raw signatures" to be certain to have the 600,000 "qualified signatures necessary to place Family Notification on the November 2008 election ballot. While other initiatives often fail to get the needed signatures, we are determined to see Sarah's Law qualified. While we are ready to use paid signature gatherers the price can be extremely high. The simple fact is the more funds we spend qualifying Sarah's Law (download abuse stories flyer) the fewer we have available to run a successful
campaign. That's why we are counting on individual churches and whole denominations to use volunteers to gather signatures. "Many hands make light work" and this effort is something we should all care about.
What's our signature gathering deadline?
For largely financial reasons January is the crucial month for volunteer signature gathering. Though we recognize it's short notice, we ask you to please gather and turn into us as many signatures as you can during the first weeks of January (which is also Sanctity of Life Month!).
Our soft target date for returning the petitions to us is the first week of April 2008. This will give the necessary time for the each county to qualify the petitions from their county.
Is signature gathering complicated? Is it legal for churches?
Signature gathering is really not complicated at all. All the instructions will be in the signature gathering packet we will send you or click the link below. If you have additional questions simply call the contact number provided and we will walk you through it. We have found that for churches or organizations a brief 3 to 4 minute explanation at the end of a meeting will ensure a maximum number of signatures are gathered.
Additionally, current IRS codes make it perfectly clear that petitions churches can participate in promoting nonpartisan initiatives tha address moral and ethical concerns.
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