It can be difficult to sift through the spin and drill down to substance. But the AFA Action Voter Guide will help you do just that.
- Tim Wildmon
With Election Day just eight days away and early voting already underway in many states, AFA Action (www.afaaction.net) is encouraging voters to access its free, online voter guide to see where candidates really stand on critical issues.
Found at www.AFAAction.net, the Voter Guide covers races in all 50 states, and the website also includes a “Congressional Scorecard,” so voters can see how incumbents voted on key issues.
“With the election just eight days away, we’re now in ‘crunch time,’” said AFA Action President Tim Wildmon. “This week, we’ll see all sorts of rhetoric flying, all sorts of attack ads airing, and all sorts of political claims swirling. It can be difficult to sift through the spin and drill down to substance. But the AFA Action Voter Guide will help you do just that. It’s a great way to cut through the rhetoric, clear out the fog, and get down to accurate information on where the candidates stand.”
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, as seen most recently in Houston, where pastors had their sermon notes and private conversations subpoenaed for disagreeing with the city government, and in Idaho, where ministers and business owners face possible jail time for choosing to uphold time-honored marriage.
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.” The guide can also be shared with friends via Facebook, Twitter, text and email, with buttons along the left-hand side of each page.
Recently, 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.
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.