CHURCHES & PASTORSRobyn's Link to Recommendations and Voter Helps for ALL California Counties
Some of you might be interested in this article.
Biblical Politics: Am I Going to Vote for Trump?
By Frank Kacer, Executive Director of the Christian Statesman Internship Program and the Christian Citizenship Council
Take 3 Minutes to Remember Why Your Vote Matters!
VIDEO: Vote for the Country You Want / Stoplight
Family Policy Alliance
VIDEO: 4 Minutes: FRC Action – Party Platforms – What’s The Difference?
Note – Many of these resources on ROBYN'S COUNTY PAGES contain DIRECT VOTER RECOMMENDATIONS (as contrasted with the Non-Partisan Guides below which are specific for churches. The Non-Partisan guides do NOT include direct voter recommendations)
EXCELLENT TOOL! Franklin Graham's Decision America
"Two Visions, Two Americas: Platform"
In Their Own Words - Where Clinton & Trump Stand On:
The Supreme Court, Religious Liberty, Abortion, National Security
Billy Graham.org. Decision Magazine – Electoral Guide
Election Forums' NON-PARTISAN Version can be found here. This guide covers the Presidential Race, US Senate, and 17 Propositions without giving direct recommendations
1. Los Angeles County
2. Orange County
3. Riverside County
4. San Bernardino County
5. San Diego County
Election Forum's Direct Voter Recommendations can be found here
ADDITIONAL NON-PARTISAN VOTER GUIDES For the Nov 8, 2016 California General Election
Founding Father Samuel Adams said, "Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."
Christian Citizenship Council – Kacer's Call, Nov 8, 2016 2016
Very Help Statewide Proposition Guide! Acceptable for Churches
Other Items contained here:
PDF version of the Non-Partisan Statewide Proposition Guide
PDF version of the Non-Partisan SAN DIEGO COUNTY Ballot Measures
This San Diego area resource provides organizational endorsements for candidates.
FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL ACTION
FRC's 2016 Presidential Candidate Voter Guide and Federal Legislative Scorecards
PARTY PLATFORMS MATTER!
FRC Action – Basic Comparison of the 2016 Republican and Democratic Platforms
This Family Research Council piece shows the stark difference in the two parties' platforms on Marriage, Abortion, Religious Freedom, Education, Military, and more.
"While platforms are non-binding documents, research shows they matter—significantly. One study found that in the past 30 years, Republicans in Congress voted for positions supported by their party platform 89 percent of the time, while Democrats did so at a rate of 74 percent. If Republicans and Democrats in Congress make good on their party platforms' promises, people of faith heading to the polls in November can be confident that Republicans will defend life, marriage, and religious liberty, while Democrats will continue to put those same values under direct assault."
CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA
Helpful resource that compares the issues of the Republican/Democratic Platforms in their own words.
MORE NON-PARTISAN VOTER GUIDES For the Nov 8, 2016 California General Election
NON-PARTISAN Traditional Values Coalition Voter Guide
NON-PARTISAN Faith and Freedom Coalition Voter Guide
Printable (1 page, 2 sides) guide with info on CA State ballot initiatives, Presidential and local Orange County races (school board, city council, etc.) Another option – the Presidential Guide only
IDEAS FOR DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH
This page includes helpful research tips plus a variety of research links.
Choose a Candidate to research.
Choose some key words dealing with issues that are important to you.
(Key Word Examples-abortion, religious freedom, education, LGBT, gay, transgender, family, common core, gun, Second Amendment, immigration, border, defense, budget, taxes, ...)
Google a combination of words that includes:
1) the candidates first and last name, and 2) either the office they are running for or election 2016, and 3) one key word at a time.
Visit the candidate's website for their endorsements and specific positions on issues of concern to you. Facebook posts AND FB and website pictures are sometimes insightful.
Attend local voter forums and/or email the candidate to ask specific questions. Contact information is often found on the candidate websites.
ADDITIONAL NON-PARTISAN VOTER INFORMATION for Researching Candidates
Vote Smart – votesmart.org
Voter's Edge – votersedge.org/ca
Ballotpedia – ballotpedia.org/California_elections,_2016
California Secretary of State Official Voter Information
Family Research Council Action Congressional Scorecards
"FRC's Vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives."
BASIC ELECTION INFORMATION
OFFICIAL California Government Voter Info for the Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 Presidential Election – Secretary of State
Links to Every County Elections Office in California
For Questions about Registering to Vote, Vote-By-Mail Ballots, Polling Places, Sample Ballots, etc.
KEY ELECTION DATES for the November 8, 2016 California Election
October 24, 2016: Last day to register to vote
November 1, 2016: Last day to request vote-by-mail ballot
November 8, 2016: Election Day -- Polls open 7am to 8pm
GUIDELINES FOR POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES for Churches and Pastors
Alliance Defending Freedom – Church Political and Cultural Involvement
What are the rights of churches?
ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
Three Issues: A thriving culture upholds the value of life, marriage, and religious freedom.
FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL'S
Annual Watchmen on the Wall Pastors' Conferences & Video Archives
Watchmen on the Wall-Championing Pastors To Transform America
Preach without apology
Pray for our nation
Partner-join the community
VIDEO Archives (2009 to 2015)
Some of the speakers include: Tony Perkins, Dr Kenyn Cureton, Bishop E.W. Jackson, Dr Richard Land, David Jeremiah
FRC'S CULTURE IMPACT TEAMS