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.
9/28/2015 World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit - This weekend, on the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met in New York City to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
The plans were announced and reviewed by over 80 world leaders over the weekend at the "Global Leaders" Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: A Commitment to Action," summit co-hosted by the UN and China. . . .