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Faith Groups Mount Election Turnout Efforts that Could Help Both Parties

posted on November 6, 2018

Religion News Service’s Jack Jenkins reports, “Waves of religious groups are mustering passionate get-out-the-vote efforts in the final hours before the heated midterm elections, with clergy pushing the faithful to the polls in ways that stand to aid both Republicans and Democrats.” Faith-based organizations like the conservative Christian Faith and Freedom Coalition and left-leaning Faith in Action group are participating in an unusually robust degree of political activism this election year. Jenkins adds, “The shifting partisan divisions in these midterms have caused progressives to court faith constituencies along the margins of the Republican base that may be uncomfortable with President Trump’s personal morality or his perceived treatment of vulnerable populations.”

Read at Religion News Service