11
Days until the
2020 Presidential Election
(November 3, 2020)

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"Priests for Life has the most effective political impact of any Catholic apostolate in our country." – Dr. Deal Hudson (Director, Catholic Outreach, Presidential campaigns of George W. Bush)





Statement from Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life





Dear Friends

We are in the home stretch of the 2020 elections.

Early voting is well underway; more people are paying attention to the elections than ever, and this year, we expect the highest voter turnout in American history.

On this election website, I speak in my own personal capacity, as an American citizen, because along with offering non-partisan information and resources from Priests for Life (which, as an organization, does not endorse candidates), I also want to be free to tell you that the re-election of President Trump and winning pro-life majorities in both the House and Senate are essential for restoring protection to the unborn.

They are also essential to preserving the freedom of the Church and the values and principles of America itself.

Everything we stand for is on the line, for ourselves and our future generations.

I encourage you most urgently to set aside anything that can wait until after November 3 and to give every bit of time and energy you can to helping get out the vote. You’ll find here a lot of things you can do!

Thank you in advance, and I look forward to celebrating the victories with you!

Sincerely,



Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director

Make sure you are hearing directly from the White House about all the activities and accomplishments of the Trump Administration. So many people criticize the President and his team, but have no idea of all the great things they are accomplishing for America. You can also go to www.WhiteHouse.gov on a regular basis, and keep informed on those things, hearing it right from the source. You can also sign up for email updates straight from the White House by submitting your email at the bottom of the White House webpage. When you see all that is being done, you will be convinced, as we are, that he deserves a second term as our President!

Important election information for all States

Information on voting in each of the 50 states

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Candidate Information

 Comparison of Party Platforms

To make the right decision when deciding on the candidates whom you will support, it is essential that you look carefully at the positions of the candidates in the race.

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Prayer Campaign

For nine weeks before Election Day, Priests for Life calls upon believers to participate in the "Election Novena"

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What can I do??

1. Help to register more voters -- Find out the many possible ways how, either through your Church or as a private citizen! Now is the time to register new voters!

2. Help Get Out the Vote by making calls and knocking on doors!

3. Become familiar with the best legal guidance regarding what pro-life groups and Churches can do at election time.

4. Letters to the Editor -- Be sure to get hard-hitting letters into your local daily papers about candidates and issues! You can influence many people! See instructions and sample letters at www.priestsforlife.org/letters

5. Encourage your pastor to use the resources available below for preaching, bulletin inserts, and educational booklets for the Church bookrack or library.

6. Organize small groups to study the US Bishops' document Living the Gospel of Life. Our study guide on this document can be used individually online, or by groups in your Church, organization, or home. 

7. Use your social media platforms and websites to spread the word about issues, candidates, and political responsibility! See our suggested tweets and memes here. Make links to our sites and to other political sites. Make your own website to help people take part in the elections or to spread information about the candidate of your choice.

8. Use your email list to broadcast helpful election information, such as the material on this site.

9. You may be needed in your community to help distribute voter guides on the weekend prior to the election. An election can be decided based on how many voter guides are given out! If you can help in this effort, fill in the form above and indicate the kind of help you can provide or check with your local or state respect life organizations to see what is planned. And please note that you DO have the right to distribute these fliers in Church parking lots. See this legal letter for information. Moreover, if you are thrown out of the parking lot, you can always move onto the public sidewalk or other public property adjoining the Church, and you should strongly insist on your right to remain there.

10. Make use of early voting, which in many states, can be done without needing a special reason -- you can vote before Election Day, thus decreasing the chances that something unexpected will prevent you from getting to the polls. Promote this idea to others. Also make sure that those who will be out of town on Election Day, or who are homebound, request and send in an absentee ballot.

11. When Election Day approaches, you can increase the number of votes for the right candidates by calling your friends and urging them to go to the polls. On Election Day, take the day off from work and help people get to the polls if they need a ride or someone to watch their children, or some other form of assistance.

12. Become a Poll Worker or Poll Watcher. There is a particular need for help in the 2020 elections and being a poll worker or watcher are critical to the success of an election. Poll workers perform roles such as checking in voters, directing them to the ballot booth and generally trying to make Election Day operations run according to Election law. Poll watchers are typically political party or candidate appointees who serve as the eyes and ears to ensure there are no problems at their assigned polling place. The designated watchers can be on the lookout for things like complaints about voting machine glitches, voters being turned away or too many ballots being handed to a voter. Specific duties and compensation vary depending on location. Go to the National Association of Secretaries of State to find the website for your State. For more information go to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission regarding poll working and poll watching.

13. Support the candidate of your choice by making a financial contribution and/or working on his or her campaign. (The amount of money you can contribute to a specific candidate is limited by law. Once you have reached the legal limit, contribute to organizations like ours which work to advance particular positions which the candidates of your choice support.) Also, show support for your candidate by means of yard signs, bumper stickers, pins, and envelope stickers!

14. Read a good book or two about the election and pass it along.

Resources for Clergy and Churches

What to Do in Parishes as Elections approach

Preaching on Elections

National Election Prayer Campaign: Invite your Church to participate in the national election prayer effort at ElectionPrayer.com. Announce it in the Church bulletin, link to it from the Church website, and distribute printed copies of the prayer.

General Intercessions on Political Responsibility

Bulletin Inserts on Political Responsibility (in English and Spanish)
(these inserts can be requested from Priests for Life in camera-ready format.)