Voter registration drives mounted for key Senate races
Sep 05, 2006
The conservative evangelical group Focus on the Family will mount a voter registration drive in eight battleground states this fall to “combat voter apathy and encourage Christians to go to the polls,” according to an e-mail sent to supporters. The drive, announced in an August 11 e-mail, solicits volunteer “county coordinators” to “recruit key evangelical churches, friends and family.”
The Colorado Springs–based ministry is also soliciting “church coordinators” whose “duties include encouraging pastors to speak about Christian citizenship, conducting a voter-registration drive and distributing voter guides.” In the past, the Christian Coalition conducted similar campaigns.
Each of the targeted states—Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee—has a race for a U.S. Senate seat.