Canadians demand yes
vote for Motion 312
ON September 20, 2012 As the
historic Motion 312 draws to a vote, a seventeen-year old's national
campaign to send 100,000 letters to Canadian Parliament hits the goal.
Letters4Life.ca, started by Alexandra Jezierski, has just reached the goal
of 100,000 letters written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Members of
Parliament. Its goal is to raise support for MP Stephen Woodworth's
motion, which would strike a committee and evaluate Section 223 of
Canada's Criminal Code, which states that unborn children do not become
human beings until the moment of complete birth.
desks of our MPs have been flooded with letters, postcards, and
emails," said Jezierski. "The opinions of Canadians across the
country have been expressed clear and strong."
campaign has seen support from almost every province in the country.
"We also have reached the goal largely thanks to campaigns such as MP
Postcards, We Need a Law, and When
Am I Human, which have provided Canadians with simple, effective ways of
contacting their MPs."
116,000 letters and postcards have been sent, clogging Parliament mailroom
with 10,000 postcards a day, according to the Supervisor of the Belfast
Post Office, where mail to the Parliament first arrives.
also says that Canadian youth have been the driving force behind the
success of reaching the goal. "I think the reason so many other young
people have gotten involved and are so supportive of this motion is
because, we can meet a challenge. Sometimes, we will do something crazy
because it's the right thing to do, and however daunting or impossible it
is, young people can do it and will do it. Our dreams and ideals are big,
and we won't be satisfied until we've achieved that. And an honest law
about when human life begins is the first step."
time runs out for letter mail to reach Parliament Hill for the vote on
September 26, Jezierski says her campaign is joining forces with another
pro-Motion 312 initiative, PASS 312.org. PASS 312 is a "final
stand" for the motion, asking millions of Canadians to give their MP
and Prime Minister Stephen Harper a phone call asking them to vote in
favour of the motion. "It's important that each of us contact our MPs
personally, and giving them a call is a way they can't possibly
government has heard from thousands upon thousands of Canadians, many of
them young people, who have stood up and made their voices heard. The ways
our MPs respond will reflect on whether they are listening to the voices
of their constituents or not. The pressure's on."
Jezierski Tel. 519.733.4012