PAC Guidelines for Candidate Endorsement
Candidate Procedure for Receiving PAC Endorsement
Personhood FL is a statewide organization whose fundamental purpose is to engage in activities that will restore respect and effective legal protection to all human beings from the moment of fertilization until natural death.
If you seek the Personhood FL ProLife PAC endorsement, we ask that you do the following:
- Read our Pro-Life Principles in order to familiarize yourself with our legislative intentions, mission statement, and pro-life strategies.
- Once you feel comfortable that you agree with our ProLife Principles, please sign the Personhood Affirmation Form (on pages 19 of the ProLife Principles). Your signature on page 19 indicates your full agreement with where we stand on the important sanctity of life issues of our day.
- Sign the Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment Petition (on pages 20 of the ProLife Principles).
- Return signed originals of both to Personhood FL ProLife PAC, 7186 S US Highway 1, Port St Lucie, FL 34952. The signed forms must physically arrive in our office by Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Faxed, scanned, or e-mailed copies will not be accepted.
After these steps have been completed our PAC will review all the information and will make our endorsement decision. Endorsement decisions will be made irrespective of party affiliation and at the sole discretion of Personhood FL ProLife PAC. If you are endorsed, you will be notified of our decision by email. It is very important that you assist us in following these PAC procedures. You are NOT endorsed until you receive an email from us explicitly stating an endorsement by our PAC. Until you receive confirmation of our endorsement, you are NOT permitted to use our logo, quotes from our staff or board members, or claim a Personhood FL ProLife PAC endorsement in your campaign material.
Benefits of Endorsement
- White-Listed in our Pre-election Voter’s Guide
- Listing on Personhood FL ProLife PAC’s website and promotion on Facebook and Twitter including the Facebook and Twitter account of Personhood FL Director Bryan Longworth which has more than 5,000 friends and 206,000 followers respectively.
- Access to premier targeted list of prolife, profamily Florida voters for your race.
Personhood FL ProLife PAC’s ProLife Principles
All candidates running for office must sign the Personhood FL ProLife PAC Personhood Affirmation Statement (page 19) and the Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment Petition (page 20) in order to be considered for endorsement. Personhood FL ProLife PAC’s Personhood Affirmation Statement is listed below. If you are a candidate running for office and you are seeking an endorsement, please download the Pro-Life Principles file by clicking here and return the Personhood Affirmation Statement found on page 19 to Personhood FL ProLife PAC, 7186 S US Highway 1, Port St Lucie, FL 34952 by September 14.
WHEREAS, the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law,” Personhood FL ProLife PAC affirms the principle that the right to life is the bedrock upon which all other Constitutional rights are derived;
IN ADDITION, we believe, in the face of compelling biological evidence, that a continuum of human life and personhood initiates from the beginning of the biological development of that human being and ends at natural death, the ethical treatment of human embryos must include their “best interests”;
THEREFORE, as a candidate for public office, I affirm my support for the proposed Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment to the Florida Constitution and other actions that would support these principles. This would assure that regardless of race, age, degree of disability, manner of conception, or circumstances surrounding a terminal illness, that the civil rights of the preborn at an embryonic or fetal level, the elderly, and those with mental or physical infirmities are protected by law.
These rights are violated when we allow destructive embryonic stem cell research, therapeutic or reproductive cloning, animal human hybrids, abortion (except to save the life of the mother and only after both mother and baby have been treated), infanticide, euthanasia, or assisted suicide.
As a candidate for public office, I agree to uphold these principles and positions.