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April-17-00

Jerry Falwell Launches Voter Drive

Televangelist Jerry Falwell announced Friday that he is launching a voter registration drive to register 10 million voters through churches in an effort to raise enthusiasm among the religious right.

The effort, called "People of Faith 2000," will embark on a seven-month drive to register new voters through pastors who are to solicit voter support during church gatherings.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSCS) denounced the effort as a "shady shell game" trying to help Bush in the election. AUSCS filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service on the grounds that such activity was an abuse of a church's tax-exempt status.

Media Resources: Nando Times - 15 April, 2000

   

     

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