Catholic Voters Called To Faithful Citizenship And Vote For Life Tuesday
An update, from Brian Burch, on CatholicVote.org’s activities as the crucial mid-term election draws near. In short, it is doing a lot, targeting several races, trying to bring a pro-life majority to Congress.
Dear Catholic Voter:
Our radio ads are running everywhere.
In Nevada, Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin and Illinois . . . voters are hearing from you.
In the race to replace retiring Rep. Bart Stupak with pro-life doctor Dan Benishek, Michigan voters are hearing from us.
In the hotly contested Nevada Senate race to defeat Harry Reid, voters are hearing from CatholicVote.org;
In Virginia, where pro-life candidate Robert Hurt is running to defeat the founder of the left-wing group Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good — voters are hearing from us;
In Illinois and Wisconsin, we are running more ads to help elect pro-life candidates Sean Duffy (WI) and Bobby Schilling (IL) in two of the most watched races in the country.
Together we made the decision to get involved in supporting specific candidates. Helping educate our fellow Catholics is important, but we chose to go further. We want to elect the candidates best positioned to help us renew our country and our culture.
That’s why we’re on the air all week urging voters to make the difference on Election Day.
Click here to see the rest of the update. An observation: CatholicVote.org’s endorsement page (see here) doesn’t mention Robert Hurt, even though the Virginian rated a mention in Mr. Burch’s letter. However, it does endorse another Virginian, Keith Fimian, in Virginia’s 11th Congressional district. Perhaps CV runs ads against pro-abortion incumbents while running ads in favor of candidates it endorses?
In any event, CatholicVote.org is working hard to “uphold the rightful duty and responsibility as Catholic laity to apply the teachings of the Church in public life.” One way it does this is producing widely acclaimed videos. The following posts will feature two of its latest. Catholic voters have a duty to exercise their citizenship responsibility (see John Mallon at CV’s blog). According to a new New York Times/CBS poll, they are, indeed, beginning to do exactly that (see Joshua Mercer at CV’s blog and Thomas Peters at American Papist).