December 21st, 2009 16:25 EST
Does Christmas and Politics Mix?
Coalition Forming Regarding Elections 2010
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for
Life, the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic Church, announced today that a coalition is being formed to educate and mobilize voters for the elections of 2010.
"Many people are deeply concerned about the developments in the health care debate and feel there isn`t much they can do," said Fr. Pavone. "But no matter how bad things get, the thing we can always do is mobilize at the voting booth to elect those who will shape public policy in the direction we the voters want it to go. Priests for Life has already begun our formal efforts to prepare for the 2010 elections. After the New Year begins, we will announce special gatherings and seminars to mobilize voters. See www.PoliticalResponsibility.com for details."
The election-related efforts will include a coalition of organizations and Churches committed to do the following:
a) promote voter registration efforts
b) educate voters on the positions of the candidates
c) educate the candidates themselves on the primary importance of upholding the right to life in public policy
d) promote a massive prayer campaign for the elections, with a nine-week novena starting September 1, 2009
e) mobilize voters once early voting starts, and on Election Day itself (November 2, 2010)
Priests for Life is the nation`s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.