|Cast an Informed Ballot – Resources for Voters
As you know, Election Day is now just 41 days away. The importance of elections was dramatically displayed with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg late last week. It is vitally important that your vote matches your values as much as possible.
For this reason, there are several voter resources from various groups that tend to look at traditional values issues. Obviously, if there are issues of major importance to you, many groups have these kinds of issue-based guides. For example, gun groups have guides on 2nd Amendment or crime issues, farming organizations have guides on farming and environment issues, business groups have guides on tax and economic issues etc.
For values voters, here are a few that I would recommend as starting points:
• ivoterguide.com is a comprehensive voter guide for state and federal races. This is an excellent guide for Hoosiers. It is now active for Indiana. If you have family or friends in other states, they can check this address too and see if their state surveys are completed.
• AdvanceAmerica.com has been doing Indiana voter guides for decades. These guides are usually available online, but they are known for their paper guide that hundreds of churches across the state have used as bulletin inserts. Right now, you can order these guides for your church, or a large gathering, at the top of their web site.
• IRTL.org is the web site for Indiana Right to Life. At the top of their page is a drop-down menu header titled “Take Action – Stay Informed.” In this menu is the option “Voter Education Resources.” This is where you can soon find a voter guide on life issues. You can also see how currently elected officials have voted on life issues in the Indiana Statehouse.
• FRCAction.org also has a “voting resources” drop down menu link on the top right of their page. It has voting guides, party platform comparisons and several other voting education resources, including their well-known congressional score cards they too have published for decades. These resources are applicable for voters all across the US.
• Catholicvote.org is an interesting site designed to educate Catholic voters. They have a downloadable and printable one-page presidential voter guide. One interesting tidbit from their site states: “The winner of the Catholic vote has won every presidential election since 1976, with the exception of one. In 2016, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton among Catholics 52-45. In 2018, Catholics were very narrowly divided, with 50% backing Democrats and 49% supporting Republicans.”
AFA-IN’s Live Wallbuilders’ Event Our FREE Online Event with David Barton’s Wallbuilders is less than two weeks away. This LIVE Online Event from the Wallbuilders’ museum is Tuesday evening, October 6th at 7 pm EDT. The broadcast will feature Tim Barton and will include a time for Q&A. The topic of his talk is “Truth, Statues and Imperfect People.”
Information on this Online Event can be viewed on our website at https://www.afain.net/barton. We will be taking your questions today thru the event with Tim answering select questions after his presentation. While this is a free event, we are asking for your help financially as we look to expand our online presence in the 4th Quarter of 2020 and into 2021. We would like to bring more of these type of events to you on a regular basis and need your help as we build a secure infrastructure, free from the social media Censorship.
Please Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday October 6th at 7 pm EDT for this great online event! In Their Own Words:
“Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, July 2009, New York Times Magazine interview in which she responds to a question about abortion access becoming limited in some states and a lack of abortion funding for poor women, invoking echoes of racial eugenicist Margaret Sanger