We have an obligation not only to vote but also to understand exactly where candidates stand on key issues so we don’t unwittingly vote away our freedoms.
- Tim Wildmon
AFA Action Guide Helps Voters Take Values to the Ballot Box During Crucial Election for Religious Liberty
If this past year has shown anything, it’s that religious liberty is under attack in America. From wedding chapel owners and cake bakers who are being penalized for standing on their moral convictions about marriage to five Houston pastors who were singled out and subpoenaed for their faith, Americans are seeing their liberty trampled on by the government like never before.
“Religious liberty is the foundation on which this country was built, and it is under attack", said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “When we fail to protect it, we lose the essence of all that our Founding Fathers sought to make this nation great. Now, we stand at the eve of one of the most crucial elections in our nation’s history, as religious freedom, constitutional tenets and moral laws are being violated every day. We have an obligation not only to vote but also to understand exactly where candidates stand on key issues so we don’t unwittingly vote away our freedoms.”
With Election Day just hours away, AFA Action (www.afaaction.net) is encouraging voters to access its free, online Voter Guide to see where candidates really stand on critical issues. 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.
At the online Voter Guide, voters can also 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 is available for viewing at www.ATimeToSpeak.com this month, and 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.
For more information on AFA Action, visit www.afaaction.net.