Priests for Life Announces National Voter Registration Sundays

 

Priests for Life

 
  5/19/2006
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

Washington, DC – Priests for Life, recently named among the top 20 Christian Organizations in the nation that promote political involvement, announced today that it has designated three Sundays as “National Voter Registration Sundays.”  The organization is urging Churches of every denomination to give the members of their congregations the opportunity to vote by having voter registration forms at Church for the people to fill out.  The dates chosen are June 4 (Pentecost Sunday), July 2 (the weekend of Independence Day), and September 17.

“This is not about partisan politics.  This is about involvement as citizens in self-government, and involvement as Christians in renewing the culture,” explained Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council.  “It is completely legal and perfectly appropriate that in the very places where people hear the Word of God telling them to make the world a better place, they be given one of the simplest tools to do that.  Unless we enable Christians to exercise their citizenship, we risk becoming marginalized and irrelevant,” Fr. Pavone concluded.

Priests for Life provides basic information on how to conduct Voter Registration Sundays at www.priestsforlife.org/vote.

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.