My Faith Votes For Life

Dear Church Leader,

The children of Ohio urgently need your church’s prayers and action.

I imagine you’re as concerned as I am about Issue 1. It’s on the ballot this November in Ohio and it is one of the most radical expansions of abortion in history. It would enshrine the killing of preborn children at any age, by any method, for any reason as a constitutional right while outlawing parental notification and all other commonsense restrictions.

My name is Jason Yates. I lead an organization called My Faith Votes. We motivate and equip Christians to vote in every election because when Christians vote, biblical values win.

We’re reaching out to pastors and church leaders like you throughout Ohio. Many pastors are already speaking out against Issue 1 and urging people to vote NO. Just last week over 100 Ohio pastors signed an open letter stating, “Enough is enough. We will make our voices heard, and together we will vote NO on Issue 1.” Will you take a stand too?

Here are five ways you can help.

  1. Share this Issue 1 information sheet with your congregation. It clearly explains the implications of a yes or no vote.
  2. Speak out against Issue 1 from the pulpit. Your congregation trusts you. Use your influence for good.
  3. Play the “Will You Vote for My Future” video in your church services and share it on social media. It’s just 30 seconds but it’s powerful. The child who narrates it was saved from abortion.
  4. Distribute the Issue 1 Bulletin Insert. It clearly explains what’s at stake.
  5. Pray for Ohio voters county-by-county. Encourage your congregation to visit where they can pray for the residents of every county in Ohio and watch the map change color in response to their prayers.

It’s okay to use your voice.

Despite what you may have heard, the IRS allows churches and religious organizations to advocate for positions on ballot initiatives, referenda, and state constitutional amendments put to a direct public vote. You won’t risk your tax status by speaking up, but you will risk the lives of unborn children if you don’t.

The Bible calls us to defend the voiceless and vulnerable. Proverbs 31: 8-9 says, “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” I pray you will use your voice to defend the unborn children of Ohio by encouraging your congregation to vote NO on Issue 1.

In Christ,

Jason Yates
CEO, My Faith Votes