Faithful Citizenship Project: Congregational Profiles

A Guide to Non-Partisan Voter Registration in Religious Congregations

By National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice

January 1, 2006

Summary

In addition to a general description of the Faithful Citizenship Project, the report presents brief profiles of congregational voter registration activities from each of the eight communities.  These congregations include an African Methodist church, coalition of churches, a mosque, non-denominational Christian, and others. A lesson learned about voter registration is incorporated into each congregation profile.   Tools and resources for implementing voter registration are also included.  

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Key Takeaway

CONCENTRATED EFFORT RESULTED IN MANY NEW VOTERS

During a 10-week period in the summer of 2004, the Faithful Citizenship Project used 35 interns to work with congregations to register voters in eight communities. Interns went to churches, synagogues and mosques to engage congregations in the voter registration process and get-out-the-vote efforts.  In at least one instance, a single registration event added over 100 individuals to the voter rolls.

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