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October 14, 2016
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Family Research Council Action To Distribute Nearly 4 million Voter Guides, Ask Churches to Show Video Comparing Party Platforms

WASHINGTON, DC -- Before Election Day, Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), announced that it plans to finish distributing nearly 4 million voter guides targeting supporters, churches, activist groups, and state/local organizations.

The voter guide outlines how the candidates stand on pivotal issues like Supreme Court nominations, religious liberty, Obamacare, marriage, abortion, taxes, education, the military, and free speech. A short video comparing the two party platforms is being distributed to thousands of churches to show during services prior to Election Day.

"These issues weigh on the minds and hearts of voters," said Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins. "It is crucial that voters get the facts before they vote."

"With the next president selecting up to four Supreme Court justices, this is not a time to seek sanctuary on the sidelines. If we, as Christians, do not take our responsibility to be salt and light and exercise our right to cast an informed vote, we could see a further erosion of our fundamental freedoms," added Perkins.

"The greatest distinguisher in this election cycle is where the candidates stand on their party's platform. The GOP has the most conservative platform in recent history while the Democrats have the most liberal. While party platforms are often viewed as political platitudes that have little bearing on how the parties will govern, the reality is the platforms really matter. One study found that Democratic politicians voted about three quarters of the time with their platform while GOP politicians voted nearly 90 percent with theirs," noted Perkins.

"The platforms are like a rudder on a boat, they guide and provide principles for elected leaders. While the media largely ignores the party platforms after the political conventions, they should play a major role in every voters' decision-making for 2016," concluded Perkins.

Click here download a copy of FRC Action's Voter Guide: https://www.frcaction.org/2016

Click here to watch a video comparing the 2016 Republican and Democratic Party platforms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vrAayXo-Zw

*Candidate positions were compiled from recorded votes and public information sources.