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Helping People of Faith Make the Common Good their Voting Criteria

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Vote Common Good inspired, energized, and mobilized people of faith to make the common good their voting criteria by pursuing faith, hope, & love for a change on election day 2020 and thereby prevented the re-election of Donald Trump.

We will continue to work to provide alternatives to “Trumpism” for faith voters.

What We Did and Will Do

Many Christian voters recognize that their faith calls them to oppose the policies and approaches that characterized the Trump administration. In 2020, for many of these voters, their primary commitment was not to switch parties it was to be faithful to their beliefs and convictions and to make the common good their voting criteria. The behavior of Donald Trump made it impossible for them to continue to support him.

The emergence of a misguided approach to “America First” has caused many of them to resist the blazoned nationalism and to “seek first the kingdom of God” as it relates to goodness, kindness, justice, truth, and decency.

We were confident that 5-15% of the Christian vote wanted an “exit ramp” from supporting the Trump administration. We worked to help them see and take that exit.

We accomplished this goal across the country and in the crucial swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. We saw that change on election day and know that it prevented Donald Trump from winning re-election.

We Will Continue To Flip The Script of Faith and Politics in America.

We are committed to helping all people, especially people of faith, to make the Common Good their guide for civic engagement and their voting criteria.

For the last two years, that commitment has called us to help faith-motivated voters understand that voting for Democrats is a reasonable and even preferable choice.

We know millions of people of Christian Faith see the emergence of a misguided approach to “Make America Great Again,” and it has caused them to resist the blazoned White Christian Nationalism that undergirds it. They want their faith to lead them to a politics of goodness, kindness, justice, truth, and decency for all.

We are committed to flipping the script on the way we do politics in America. Flipping the script means changing the narrative that has under-girded white Evangelical and Catholic support for “Trumpism Republicans” who, for a variety of reasons, have put other priorities over the common good.

Flipping the script includes changing the narratives among the two main political parties. The Democrat Party often feels resistant to connecting with religiously-minded voters, while the Republican Party is held hostage by religious extremism.

We work hard to help both parties engage with Common Good religiously oriented voters in ways that will add benefit to their political expression and not allow religion to be a wedge issue in our politics.

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