Pro-Family and Pro-Life Groups Partner to Get Out the Vote
"Commit 2 Vote 2012" is reaching 5 million unregistered pro-life, pro-family houselolds with 10 million reistration forms
July 30, 2012
Colorado Springs, Colo. – In light of a critical election season, Focus on the Family is partnering with five national pro-life and pro-family organizations to produce the largest combined and coordinated non-partisan voter registration project in the history of the pro-family movement: Commit 2 Vote 2012.
The partners are: the American Principles Project, Americans United for Life, Family Research Council, the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund and the Susan B. Anthony List Education Fund.
In early August, 10 million voter registration forms will be mailed to 5 million households with unregistered constituents of the six partners. Phone calls to recipients will alert them to expect the arrival of the mail package, and follow-up postcards will encourage them to take part in this most basic and cherished obligation of citizenship. To maximize the impact of this effort, two forms have been included for each recipient, so another family member or neighbor who needs to register can vote on Nov. 6.
“On average, more than two families every minute do something tangible to transform the culture through the resources and encouragement offered by Focus on the Family ,” said Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family. “Our hope through the Commit 2 Vote 2012 campaign is that families will use the resources we provide to make their voices heard on issues that affect the strength and health of the family – as well as the direction of our country.”
In addition, Focus on the Family has developed the Commit2Vote2012.com website, allowing individuals to easily register with downloadable voter registration forms. It also provides resources and a free e-book to help families engage the culture on important social policy issues. The website’s social media tools allow users to share links on Facebook and Twitter that encourage friends to register and vote.
To download a voter-registration form, donate to the Commit 2 Vote 2012 campaign and access free resources, visit www.Commit2Vote2012.com.
To coordinate a media interview, contact Carrie Kintz at 719-531-3312 or by email at Carrie.Kintz@fotf.org.
About Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family, which reaches about 238 million people in 130 countries, is a global Christian ministry that helps families thrive. We provide help and resources for strengthening believers in their faith and sharing the gospel; building resilient marriages that reflect God’s design; equipping parents to raise their children with a thriving faith; advocating for the preborn, orphaned and life at every stage; and engaging the culture through a biblical worldview. Visit Focus online at www.focusonthefamily.com/ and on Facebook at facebook.com/focusonthefamily. You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/focusfamily.
About American Principles Project
The American Principles Project was founded to reinvigorate and restore those principles that made our country great. We take pride in leading the conversation, defending and promoting the universal truths that we are all “created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
About Americans United for Life
Founded in 1971 as the first national pro-life organization in the United States, Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law.
About Family Research Council
Since 1983, Family Research Council (FRC) has advanced faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion. FRC's team of seasoned experts promotes these core values through policy research, public education on Capitol Hill and in the media, and grassroots mobilization.
About National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund
Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the nation's oldest and largest pro-life organization has long been recognized as the "flagship of the pro-life movement.” Through its education fund, the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund, it provides the public with accurate up-to-date information on the right to life, utilizing its nationwide grassroots network to touch hearts, change minds, and save lives.
About Susan B. Anthony List Education Fund
The Susan B. Anthony List Education Fund (501(c)(3)) supports pro-life grassroots training and educational efforts.”