Faith-Based Organizers to Mobilize 1 Million Voters for Economic Fairness
In a press call yesterday, clergy leaders from the PICO National Network announced their campaign to mobilize 1 million voters (including registering 75,000 new voters) from under-represented communities around issues of economic fairness this election season.
“There is a growing sense of moral outrage among people of faith who see working families losing their homes, their jobs, their health care and their retirement savings,” said Gordon Whitman, director of policy, PICO National Network.
The “Land of Opportunity” campaign is a joint effort among PICO affiliates across the country and is particularly oriented in each state around pressing local issues like capping payday loans in Missouri, fighting a dangerous budget cap that puts schools and essential community services at risk in Florida, and protecting voting rights in Minnesota.
Launch events for the campaign are taking place in Orlando, FL; Aurora, CO; St. Paul, MN; Las Cruces, NM; Sacramento, CA; Kansas City, MO; Cincinnati, OH; Reno, NV; Flint, MI and New Orleans, LA.