One of Us – Ana del Pino
Before tomorrow’s public hearing in the European Parliament concerning the ‘One of Us’ ECI, it is certainly worth reading Ana del Pino’s text from our upcoming publication “An ECI That Works!”, describing their struggle to reach 1,7 million signatures.
This ECI was launched by national pro-life movements to put the issue of life onthe EU agenda. It asks the EU not to finance activities that destroy human embryos. It is an atypical example of an extraordinarily well-coordinated and successful campaign run by highly motivatedvolunteers who collected the majority of signatures on paper, rather than online. Like other ECIcampaigns, it encountered challenges with the online collection system, limited financial resources,building an EU-wide network and attracting media coverage.