Daily, our freedoms are being trampled in a country that was built on freedom, and the American people must let their voice be heard. It’s not enough simply to hope things will get better.
- Tim Wildmon
AFA Action Releases Voter Guide as November 4 Election Day Approaches
AFA Action (www.afaaction.net), a division of American Family Association has released its 2014 Voter Guide, as voters around the country prepare for Election Day on November 4.
Found at www.AFAAction.net, the Voter Guide can help voters learn where the candidates in all 50 states stand on the pressing issues that face the nation. The guide can also be shared with friends via Facebook, Twitter, text and email, with buttons along the left-hand side of each page.
“November 4 is a time that Americans, especially Christians, must exercise their privilege—and responsibility— to vote,” said AFA Action President Tim Wildmon. “Daily, our freedoms are being trampled in a country that was built on freedom, and the American people must let their voice be heard. It’s not enough simply to hope things will get better. Through the vote, we have an incredible opportunity to make a difference by electing leaders who reflect our values. AFA Action’s Voter Guide helps voters become informed on the important issues facing our country and how lawmakers will vote on these issues if elected.”
Wildmon said the 2014 election is one of the most crucial in American history, as religious freedoms, Constitutional tenets and moral laws are being constantly violated.
At the online Voter Guide, voters can take the “Voter Pledge,” which states, “To restore religious freedom, I pledge to vote wisely in the upcoming political party primaries and general elections, and by reviewing factual data in AFA Action’s Voter Guide.” Voters can also view congressional scorecards to see how Members of Congress voted on key issues.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July of this year, 206 million Americans were eligible to vote and 146.3 million were registered. Just over 131 million Americans voted in the 2012 presidential election—or 64 percent.
Voter turnout tends to be much lower during non-presidential election years. For example, just 42 percent of voters headed to the ballot box in 2010, according to FairVote: The Center for Voting and Democracy.
Last week, AFA debuted its new 60-minute documentary “A Time To Speak: The Threat to Religious Liberty in America,” which highlights the urgent need for Christians to pray, speak out and vote. The film will be available for viewing at www.ATimeToSpeak.com this month. DVDs of the documentary are also available for purchase through the AFA Online Store.
For more information on AFA Action, visit www.afaaction.net.