STATEN ISLAND, NY -- For people who believe in the sanctity of all human life, Nov. 6, Election Day, will be the most important day of the year.
“With just 100 days to go, we all need to make sure we’re doing everything we can to encourage friends, family members, co-workers – everyone we know -- to make plans to get out and vote,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.
Here’s a checklist of things everyone can do to ensure a high voter turnout.
*Organize a voter registration drive at your church on Sept. 9,. Voter Registration Sunday (www.priestsforlife.org/vote).
*Encourage youth who will turn 18 by Election Day to register.
*Begin making plans for transporting senior citizens and those without transportation to the polls.
*Remind those who will be away on Election Day to obtain absentee ballots.
*Look into early voting rules in your state (www.priestsforlife.org/states).
*Print out the Priests for Life Voter Guides and distribute them (www.priestsforlife.org/candidates).
*Become familiar with candidates running at every different level of government, and find out specifically where they stand on abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem-cell research.
For concrete help and resources for these and many other election-related activities, visit www.politicalresponsibility.com
"One of the most important things we do as Americans is to elect public servants who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public," Fr. Pavone said.
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org