Ralph Reed is making his mark...again..
The former head of the Christian Coalition is taking an extremely active role in the Virginia Governor's race. His group, the "Faith and Freedom Coalition" was out in force this weekend knocking on doors armed with voter guides that focus on faith and family issues. Reed was actually out there himself knocking on doors with the rest of the volunteers this weekend in Richmond. Watch the video of Reed knocking on doors below:
In addition, the Virginia chapter of his group got GOP heavyweights Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin to record get out the vote messages this past weekend.
Lusten to Sarah Palin's call here
Mike Huckabee's call is here
This is just the beginning for the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Get ready to hear much more about them across the country as the midterm elections get rolling. And in 2012? Watch out. Call it a Brody File hunch but something tells me that Ralph Reed and his group are poised to be a MAJOR player. The key is always mobilization. Conservative Christians are numerous but if they are non-existant at the ballot box then it doesn't mean anything.
Below is their philosophy, goals and principles:
We believe that the greatness of America lies not in the federal government but in the character of our people — the simple virtues of faith, hard work, marriage, family, personal responsibility, and helping the least among us. If we lose sight of these values, America will cease to be great.
Never before has it been more critical for us to speak out for these values. That is why the Faith and Freedom Coalition is committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens. Together we will influence public policy and enact legislation that strengthens families, promotes time-honored values, protects the dignity of life and marriage, lowers the tax burden on small business and families, and requires government to tighten its belt and live within its means.
Respect for the sanctity and dignity of life, family, and marriage as the foundations of a free society
Limited government, lower taxes and fiscal responsibility to unleash the creative energy of entrepreneurs
Education reform that puts children first
Help the poor, the needy, and those who have been left behind
Free markets and free minds to create opportunity for all
Victory in the struggle with terrorism and tyranny while supporting our democratic allies, including Israel
Mobilize and train people of faith to be effective citizens
Speak out in the public arena and in the media on behalf of common-sense values
Influence legislation and enact sound public policy at every level of government
Train citizens for effective civic action
Protest bigotry and discrimination against people of faith