Your Voting and Elections Resources
The HHS Mandate constitutes one of the most serious threats to religious freedom and the future of our great republic since its founding. It must be opposed by every peaceful means—and that includes robust engagement in the political process.
Despite months of protests—including the huge Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies on March 23 and June 8—our leaders in Washington have refused to rescind the HHS Mandate. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). That means it’s now up to “We the People” to voice our opposition through the ballot box.
But we can only achieve the kind of electoral change needed to stop the HHS Mandate if every American who recognizes the threat it poses becomes fully engaged in educating their fellow citizens and getting out the vote. That’s what the tools on this page are all about.
Note: All of the resources on this page are fully compliant with the restrictions on political involvement imposed on 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
- Register to vote
- Voter registration drive
- Voter registration lookup tool
- Voter guides for Election Day
- What is acceptable at church?
- Become a precinct captain
Register to vote
If you’re not registered to vote, you can register quickly and easily right here. Don’t sit out what may prove to be the most critical election of your lifetime!
Not sure if you’re registered? Check out the Voter Registration Lookup Tool below.
Voter registration drive
In addition to helping your friends and family register to vote, you can also host a voter registration drive at your church, your school, in your neighborhood, at community events and more. Anywhere there are people, there are likely unregistered voters who could be registered and enlisted to vote to protect religious freedom.
You can hold a voter registration drive at any of these places—even at your church—without violating any organization’s tax-exempt status.
To host a voter registration drive, just follow these simple instructions using the resources provided by our friends at United in Purpose:
- Set up a table manned by volunteers where people can register to vote. Create a sign to identify the table that says Register to Vote Here.
- Download the Voter Registration Form. Make as many copies as you think you will need.
- Download the National Voter Registration Manual to find the mailing info for your state. Note: Do not mail all the completed forms in one large envelope. Many states do not allow this. To be sure you are complying with state regulations, the forms must be mailed individually. You will put a sticker with the mailing address on the back of each form and ask each person to mail their own form.
- Purchase mailing labels and print sheets of labels with the address for mailing voter registration forms in your state. Use the Labels tool in Microsoft Word to make this easier. Put a label on the back of each form. Ask each person who fills out a form to mail it, using the address on the back.
- Download and print copies of the Voter Registration Drive Flyer, which encourages people to host a Voter Registration Drive at their church. Have these available at the table.
Voter registration lookup tool
Fourteen percent of adults in America think they’re registered to vote, but they’re not! This could include your friends and family.
These voters could be a major force in this November’s elections, but only if they get registered.
Find out if your friends and family are registered and get them the tools they need to make a difference with their votes on election day:
Voter guides for Election Day
It’s of vital importance that we register voters, but it’s just as important that those voters are educated on the candidates so they can make informed choices in the voting booth.
You can look to your local pro-life and pro-religious freedom organizations for local guides, and you can get national election voter guides from the following organizations:
- FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Resource Council
- CatholicVote.org [PDF]
- National Right to Life
- Priests for Life
- CitizenLink Voter, an affiliate of Focus on the Family
- The Catholic Association
- Heritage Alliance
Some guides focus on principles by which to judge candidates, while others outline the positions and voting records of particular candidates. Both are useful in their own right. Check out a few guides to see which one suits your purposes best.
What Is Allowed in Church?
Many people are apprehensive about any political activity at their church, often due to the church’s 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. This is a concern, but not as much as one might think.
The regulations governing 501(c)(3) status forbid endorsing specific political candidates or using a certain amount of organizational resources for lobbying for specific legislation or policies. The activities described on this page do not violate those restrictions.
Check out these guidelines from the legal office of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as Priests for Life’s resources for Voter Registration Sunday for more information on how you can involve your church in the fight for religious freedom.
Become a precinct captain
The party Precinct Captain is one of the most overlooked—and powerful—positions in American politics.
The Precinct Captain is directly responsible for party endorsements, which means you could have a huge impact on what candidates end up on the ballot in your area. What’s more, many Precinct Captain positions are unfilled or very easy to occupy.
This is a great way to have an impact on politics in your area, and we’ve got a great free webinar where you can learn how to do it right here.
Watch the webinar and get started today!