Christian group ‘Champion the Vote’ reveals action plans for 2012 elections
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September 19, 2011-
The Christian Post reported on September 17, 2011 about the new organization “Champion the Vote” that hopes to commission committed Christians to find, encourage and help motivate 5 million new registered Christian voters for the upcoming 2012 elections. The new group has revealed what’s referred to as “action plans” with the ultimate goal of affecting the elections outcome. Though the organization doesn’t back a political candidate, it stands to reason that should Champion the Vote accomplish their goals, the GOP will benefit.
There are seven areas where Champion the Vote seeks to promote change. These issues include right to life, religious freedom, traditional marriage, God and government, morality and ethics, prayer in the public arena and voter registration.
Defined as long range goals is to identify five million unregistered, potential Christian voters, get them registered to vote, inform and educate them about the Biblical worldview and make certain they vote. Those who commit to helping the organization reach their goals are referred to as “Champions.” Another goal of the group is for Champions to contact friends, family members and acquaintances in hopes of recruiting them as Champions.
Champions will be instrumental in helping the group gather information on unregistered Christians through the use of survey phone calls and determining what issues are most important to them. Champions will encourage the unregistered Christians to register and vote by letting them know they can impact change through their voice.
Additionally, Champions will maintain their own email lists and regularly send information that promotes the Biblical Worldview as well as other Champion the Vote related material to list members. Resources will be provided (and approved) by Champion the Vote. Once unregistered Christians are identified, Champions will use a provided script and instruction to conduct phone drives where they encourage them to vote. Other methods will involve going door to door, conducting registration events through churches or other approved community locales and through house parties. Champions will also engage in follow up practices to make certain the newly registered Christians know where to vote, have adequate transportation to voting polls, have access to voter guides and promote early voting as provided by state.
Click here to download resource materials from Champion the Vote consisting of the Champion Action Plan , the Biblical Worldview Overview and information regarding Churches and Elections.