Ecumenical Effort to Register Voters Underway

 

  Connector
  2/1/2004
 

February 2004

Three organizations - the National Pro-Life Religious Council, Priests for Life and the Christian Coalition -are working together to register pro-life voters during 2004. National Christian Voter Registration Sundays have been set for March 7, May 2, July 4, and September 5, although churches can set aside any Sunday they choose. Churches throughout the nation are encouraged to take this opportunity to register members of their congregations. Voter registration drives fall within the activities that are permitted to tax exempt organizations and churches.

The coalition is encouraging pro-life Christians to not only register but to make voting a priority. Father Frank Pavone, said, "All our activities are totally non-partisan, but non-partisan doesn't mean timid or half-hearted." Father Pavone said that it isn't the job of these groups to tell people who to vote for, but he added, "It is our job, however, to give them moral guidance in exercising their civic responsibilities, and we intend to carry out that job with clarity and vigor."

They have made it easy for you or individual churches to register voters in your local community. Simply go to the links provided. There you will find answers to all of your questions.

Specifically, documentation on the legality of registering voters in churches is provided. In addition, you will find instructions on how to carry out a Voter Registration Sunday in your church, as well as voting and election details for every state.

These pro-life organizations are providing a tremendous service to help Christian citizens vote pro-life. We recommend you utilize the fruits of their efforts to help protect innocent human life. It's only a click away!

Use the following links to begin registering pro-life voters in your community. Priests for Life at http://priestsforlife.org/vote or The National Pro-Life Religious Council at www.nprcouncil.org/vote.