GO DAY kicks off yard sign distribution, community outreach with local volunteers
Supporters of Amendment 1 were up early on Saturday, September 13, making final preparations to distribute thousands of YES on 1 yard signs across the state. "Our goal for the weekend was to place at least 10,000 signs in Tennessee," said Lorene Steffes, volunteer and Board member with the Yes on 1 organization.
By all accounts, that goal was met and exceeded as county groups reported initial distribution of more than 15,000 signs at homes, businesses and churches. In Rutherford County, for example, 450 signs have been placed with more to be distributed in coming days.
"The enthusiasm for making history with Amendment 1 is growing as people learn about our state's sad status as an abortion destination and unlicensed abortion facilities," said Laura Newsom, co-coordinator for Rutherford's YES on 1 campaign. "It is encouraging to see friends and neighbors stepping up to show their support to restore protections and safeguards in our state."
The campaign will continue to distribute yard signs in the days and weeks ahead, according to Steffes. "We invite everyone to become informed and involved in thepassage of Amendment 1."
To request a yard sign or more information, visit www.yeson1.org and click on 'Yard Signs'.