On September 17th, the General Assembly of the European Citizens Initiative One of Us , with the presence of the members from the different National Committees, has presented at the European Parliament the current situation of the Initiative One of Us.
1. – More than one million signatures had been collected by the Organizers .
2.- Eleven countries have surpassed the minimum number of signatures required by the Commission.
The requirements for the ECIs according with the EU regulations are:
1. – Reaching the minimum number of signatures required by the Commission in at least 7 EU countries
2 . – 1 million signatures must support the Initiative
TODAY One of Us has more than 1million SIGNATURES collected on paper form and online and have exceeded the minimum of signatures required by the Commission in 11 countries: Austria , France, Germany , Hungary , Italy , Lithuania , Netherlands, Poland , Romania, Slovakia and Spain.
Portugal is already at 98% and Estonia and Malta are close to the mínimum quotas . The organizers are confident that 14 EU countries (at least half of the Member States ) will reach this minimum , doubling the countries minimum required by the Commission to the organizers.
The support for this initiative in defense of life will continue to grow over the months of September and October. The deadline of the signatures collection period is November the 1st, 2013 and the petition campaign will continue until this day.
Therefore, today the organizers present the current results of the initiative and start a new phase of the campaign , which will be held several events to collect signatures .
Within these events , next September 22nd will be the “click and sign day” for “One OF U.S. “. This will be an European day to collect signatures in all the Member States .
The aim is to reach 1.500.000 SIGNATURES AT THE END OF THE INITIATIVE, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 . The support can be done on paper form or through the online sign on the oficial website of the Initiative oneofus.eu Initiative
The objective of ONE OF US is to demand the European Union the legal protection of the dignity , the right to life and the integrity of every human being from conception . This objective includes the right to consent or not fund or promote actions that presuppose the destruction of human embryos , and to establish appropriate instruments of control over the use of funds provided , in order to ensure they are not used to attack human life.