My Faith Votes to host fourth annual 'National Voter Registration Sunday' Sept. 18
“Many Christians today misunderstand the idea of separation of church and state believing it means their faith excludes them from the public square entirely,” said Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes. “National Voter Registration Sunday is a direct opportunity for churches to confront that misunderstanding and stand boldly for biblical truth and civic action, as the church has done historically."
DALLAS — My Faith Votes, a nonpartisan organization that equips and mobilizes Christian voters will host its fourth annual "National Voter Registration Sunday," Sept. 18.
National Voter Registration Sunday is an annual event for churches across the nation to encourage their congregations to engage civically and register to vote. It is a non-partisan effort, hosted every third Sunday of September, that does not endorse any candidate or political party. Instead, National Voter Registration Sunday is about encouraging Christians to bring the solutions of their faith to the ballot box.
According to Barna Research, in 2016, 61% of Evangelical Christians voted. That number increased in 2020, but it remains that 1 in 3 Christians do not consistently vote, with participation in local elections even lower.
National Voter Registration Sunday will focus primarily on midterm elections occurring this fall:
- Thousands of elections are taking place at the local level all across the country.
- A total of 35 seats in the U.S Senate are up for election.
- All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are up for election.
- There are 36 state gubernatorial elections at the state level.
- Thirty state attorneys general are up for election.
- More than 80% of all state legislative seats will be up for grabs.
With the free Voter Registration Sunday digital toolkit, churches will be well-equipped with everything necessary to hold a voter registration drive during in-person or virtual church services. The toolkit includes information on voter registration, legal guides, bulletin inserts, flyers, in-service announcement videos, table signs, social media graphics, as well as a step-by-step guide for the church and volunteers.
“Many Christians today misunderstand the idea of separation of church and state believing it means their faith excludes them from the public square entirely,” said Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes. “National Voter Registration Sunday is a direct opportunity for churches to confront that misunderstanding and stand boldly for biblical truth and civic action, as the church has done historically. Our world is off course right now and without our engagement, it will continually stumble and fall without even realizing why.”
To learn more about National Voter Registration Sunday and download the digital toolkit, visit voterregistrationsunday.org.
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My Faith Votes—is a nonpartisan movement that motivates, equips and activates Christians in America to vote in every election, transforming our communities and influencing our nation with biblical truth. By partnering with national faith leaders, My Faith Votes provides resources to help Christians Pray, Think, and Act to create an America where God is honored in the public square.