Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ballot Initiatives--could Connecticut become the next South Dakota?

Created by: Jillian

This fall, anti-choice groups in Connecticut are pushing for a Yes vote on the following question, "Shall there be a Constitutional Convention to amend or revise the Constitution of the State?".

Hmm...now why would they be doing that?

Proponents of a Constitutional Convention would like to amend our State's Constitution to include Initiative Referenda.

In South Dakota, initiative referenda has been used to try and ban abortion.

What happens is:
An initiative is proposed--a certain number of signatures are required to have the initiative included on the ballot--and if the signatures are collected...the initiative appears on the ballot in November.

Once again, the people of South Dakota will face an initiative this November.

Inititiative Referenda will only serve to heighten the divisiveness of the abortion debate in Connecticut.

This November, please vote NO to a Constitutional Convention. We don't need politics as usual--we need common sense approaches to reducing unintended pregnancy!

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