Need to remove your name
from cloning petition?
April 4, 2006
JEFFERSON CITY – Rodney Albert, chairman of the Christian Life Commission (CLC) of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), said he has gotten a couple of requests about how to remove one’s name from the petition that is being circulated in Missouri these days involving a proposed ballot initiative to create a constitutional right to clone human embryos.
Albert wants to get the word out to Missouri Baptists that if you were unaware that the petition is deceptive, and therefore signed it unintentionally, you may remove your name. Here is the process.
First, you must obtain a sample request form at w ww.moclc.org. The next step involves the submission of a sworn statement to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office asking that your signature be withdrawn from the petition. Your request must be in writing to Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State of Missouri, Missouri State Capitol, Room 208, Post Office Box 778, Jefferson City, Missouri, 65102-0778.
Included on your request must be the name of the petition, which is Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, the name that you, the voter, used when you signed the petition, your address and your county of residence. A notary public must notarize your request, and your request must be received by the secretary of state before initiative proponents file their signed petitions with the secretary of state.
It has been widely reported that initiative proponents have until May 9 to obtain 145,000 true signatures from actual, registered voters so that their proposed constitutional amendment of nearly 2,000 words can be placed before the voters of Missouri on Nov. 7.