FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277
NEW YORK, NY -- The first of three National Voter Registration Sundays will take place this Sunday, June 29.
Voter Registration Sundays are promoted by Priests for Life and other national pro-life and pro-family organizations to encourage pastors and church attendees to do what they are legally entitled to do – conduct non-partisan voter registration drives.
While the official days of these registration efforts this year are the Sundays before and after Independence Day – June 29 and July 6 -- and the Sunday before 9/11, Sept. 7, churches, prayer groups, and Bible studies can register voters on any day of their choosing.
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, commented on the importance of registering voters in time for the November elections.
“It’s mid-term election season, and the importance of an active and informed electorate is greater than it has ever been. The moral direction of America is largely in our hands. Our duty is not only to convert minds and hearts; it is to change laws and policies. And we do that by electing those who share our convictions about what those laws and policies should be.
“The first thing to do, practically, is to register to vote, and to call upon our pastors to have non-partisan voter registration drives in our parishes. Then we have to look closely at the races in our states, and find out who can, in our judgment, best advance the Culture of Life.”
For a list of Vote Pro-Life Coalition partners and to find practical suggestions on helping to get out the vote, go to www.VoteProLifeCoalition.com
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.