Belated Democrat bid in religious outreach

New Web site for religious voters
Less than a month before the national election, the Democratic National Committee unveiled a new Web site for religious voters, as well as a new director of religious outreach, after some earlier campaign fumbles.

The DNC’s religion-related Web site,, compares Senator John Kerry’s proposals on poverty, jobs, the environment, the economy and the Iraq war with those of President Bush. It also includes links to an area where supporters make financial donations.

“John Kerry has a plan to lead our country in a new direction, a plan built on his deep faith, his life of service and concern for our neighbor,” said Alexia Kelley, the party’s latest religious outreach director. Kelley, a Catholic, started full-time after the party’s first religious outreach director, Brenda Bartella-Peterson, resigned under fire for having supported the removal of the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.


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