GatGathering petitions to defeat State funded abortions & End of life protection
Council: 11376 - BRIDGTON-FRYEBURG
In an effort to defeat legislation in Maine already passed by the State House and Senate, six Knights traveled to Augusta on two separate occasions to meet with our Representatives to review these two ill-conceived bills. Our efforts to influence our Legislators failed and a Citizens Referendum was conceived by the Christian Civic League of Maine and supported throughout the State by various denominations, including some Catholic Churches and some K of C Councils. Our Council participated in this effort in an effort to collect the 60,000 signatures needed to force a public referendum.
Having started too late, we were unable to gather enough signatures before the filing deadline. This effort however gave us a great opportunity to brings these two issues forward and to discuss them with many voters in the State.