What Keeps You From Voting This Election?

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"I Don't Like Any of the Presidential Candidates."

Let’s be honest: There is no perfect candidate.

Yet, regardless of the circumstances of a given election, it’s our duty, as believers in Jesus Christ, to:

  • reject apathy,
  • resist discouragement, and
  • embrace our role as citizens.

In addition to deciding the presidency, there are many important races and issues on the ballot this November. Even if you can’t bring yourself to cast a vote in a particular race based on the candidate(s) available, your vote is still critical in this election.

Consider the sheer volume of races and issues being decided on Nov. 8, where your vote may help determine the outcome:

  • All 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives;
  • 34 seats (one-third) of the seats in the U.S. Senate, many of which are in key competitive states;
  • 12 state gubernatorial seats;
  • The makeup of 87 percent of state legislative chambers nationwide; and
  • More than 100 important ballot measures in 35 states.

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"My Vote Doesn't Count."

In this century, every U.S. presidential election has been won by a popular vote margin that is less than the number of registered Christians who did not vote. So you see, your vote DOES count.

What’s more, your positive attitude and influence toward the important responsibility of voting will spread to your family, church members, coworkers and friends. In essence, you can impact the world around you!

When answering the eternal question, “What’s the proper role of every Christian?” Prison Fellowship Founder Chuck Colson said it best:

“Christians have a duty to be engaged in the political process. The very least we should be doing is voting. We should be the best of citizens. We should bring the values of the kingdom of God to bear in the kingdom of man.”

Focus on the Family is here to help you do just that — “be the best of citizens” and bring God’s values to mankind — with a number of great resources available on our Commit2Vote2016.com website. Please continue to explore this site, and then go forth and encourage someone to vote today!

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"Our Nation is Just Too Far Gone. There's No Way To Change It."

It’s easy to become discouraged as we see the erosion of Christian values and the stripping away of religious freedoms.
Yet, exercising your civic responsibility to vote is one of the only ways things will change.

Elections matter. Not to vote, is to vote.As a U.S. citizen, you are both a decision-maker for our government and a steward of our nation’s values and heritage. The U.S. Constitution puts the obligation squarely on our collective shoulders: “We the People” choose our leaders and, by extension, the policies that govern our land. So, not to vote is much like not doing our job. And, the more of us who “do our job and vote,” the more likely change will occur.

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"We Live in a Secular Nation. What Right Do I Have to Impose My Christian Values on Others?"

Every voter votes his or her values. That’s how our form is government is designed to function. Someone’s values will rule the nation and decide what policies rule the day. Your vote helps determine if human life will be defended, religious freedom protected and parental rights preserved.

If you feel strongly about these and other issues, it’s your duty to speak up by engaging with your vote.

One Ballot, Many Votes

November’s General Election will decide key positions of power in our nation ― from the White House and the U.S. Congress to state leaders and lawmakers. Voters will also decide important state ballot measures and local policies. Those who are elected to office will then decide the composition of state and federal courts for years ― even decades ― to come.  

Consider what’s at stake, and why your vote matters:

  • 435:        All Members Of The U.S. House Of Representatives are up for election/re-election;
  • 34:          One-Third Of The U.S. Senate Is Up For Election; Many In Key Competitive States;
  • 12:          State Gubernatorial Races Will Be Decided;
  • 87%:       A Majority Of State Legislative Chambers (42/50 Senates; 44/49 Houses)
  • 100+:      Certified Statewide Ballot Measures In 35 States (so far!)
  • 100s:      Many State And Local Races, Including Municipal, Court And School Board Positions.

Please join us this November and Commit to Vote God’s values — in every election, for every office, and on every issue! If you have questions or feedback about our Commit2Vote2016.com website, please contact us at ThrivingValues@Family.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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"I'm Just Too Busy to Keep Up With All The Issues And Candidates."

With the increase in technology, we seem to have more and more demands on our lives, often with less time to handle them.

But when it comes to being an informed voter, there are reliable tools and resources to help you gather solid and sufficient information, which are provided by sound conservative and Christian organizations. Nonpartisan voter guides and other resources are available from these national and state organizations, who are dedicated to preserving Christian values and educating voters. Their burden is to distill various issues and candidates and provide you with informed perspectives, so you can make wise selections when completing your ballot.

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  • Focus on the Family’s network of Family Policy Councils (FPC) are staffed with godly men and women who can help guide you ― or at the very least, provide you with helpful materials relative to getting involved.
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"The System is Corrupt and Broken."

In this increasingly dark culture, our media barrages us unceasingly with stories of moral corruption, fraudulent dealings and overt power grabs. This can be discouraging to those who value honesty and integrity in our elected officials and institutions.

God created government and government is put in place by God (Romans 13, ESV).  While no government or candidate is perfect, our rights as U.S. citizens (much like the Apostle Paul’s rights as Roman citizen) can be used by God to advance His Kingdom and purposes. If we allow pessimism and fault-finding to hinder our practice of citizenship, we may also hinder God’s plan to bring change to our land through our civic engagement. 

Remember, some of the biggest and most exciting opportunities for change happen at the state and local level through the election of governors and state representatives, and school boards. Resolve to tackle the biggest problems ― one small bite at a time.

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"I Don't Trust the Party/Establishment."

Your right to vote didn’t come from a political party; it came from fellow Americans who lived and died ― some on the battlefield of freedom ― to ensure you have voice in its future. Corruption happens when values are absent.

Resolve to bring your optimism, faith and values to the polls in November!

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"I'm Only Concerned With Helping Out Locally Or With My Church."

Serving the local church through good works, such as caring for orphans and widows, is the heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

But did you know your freedom to share Christ is directly tied to the fragile protections of religious liberty and free speech we currently enjoy — thanks to the First Amendment of our Constitution? 

Yet the reality is, even “hands-on” ministries — including soup kitchens and homeless shelters — have experienced legal challenges, as some groups try to shut down religious expression in every facet of the public square.

So, for the sake of sharing the Gospel freely, please commit to vote in November — and then encourage those who serve with you in ministry to do the same!

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"I'm Just Too Angry to Vote!"

It’s understandable to be frustrated by the current state of our country. However, Ephesians 4:26 instructs us to, “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.”

Emotion can be a powerful motivator — and the General Election on Nov. 8, is a ripe opportunity to turn disappointment into action. Participating in the election as a registered, educated and engaged citizen is a great way to constructively channel your honest frustration in a beneficial way — for you, your family and your nation.

After all, our Founding Fathers — with God’s help — designed it this way!

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"Nobody Cares Anymore."

While interest may be waning in certain areas and on certain issues, we should always remember, God cares for the nations.  That includes the United States!

In His sovereign design, God placed each of us here during this moment in history for a purpose. Faithfully exercising our citizenship is part of that purpose. If God cares about the sparrow, then He also cares about the outcome of this election. Won’t you offer your voice in prayer and vote in November to be both a citizen of heaven and earth?

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

— Matthew 6:26 (ESV)

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