Press Coverage

FFRF – Ask an Atheist: Evangelicals against Trump

FFRF Action Fund Director of Governmental Affairs Mark Dann and FFRF Action Fund State Policy Manager Ryan Dudley will talk with guest Robb Ryerse, a political organizer with Vote Common Good.

State of Belief Podcast – The Power of the Vote

State of Belief Podcast – The Power of the Vote

Voters of all faiths and none are being urged to take a stand against Christian nationalism at the ballot box. Rev. Doug Pagitt, executive director of Vote Common Good, has been touring the country in a big orange bus warning voters about this dangerous ideology and...

taz – Brennglas Pennsylvania

taz – Brennglas Pennsylvania

Foto: Mark Peterson/Redux/laif Ein Klopfen hallt über das Stoppelfeld. Zwei Dutzend Männer, alle mit dem gleichen Topfhaarschnitt, Vollbart und Strohhut, sitzen rittlings auf den Balken eines Dachgiebels und hämmern Holzteile fest, die ein Kran zu ihnen hochhievt. In...

Holland Sentinel – My Take: How will you make America great again?

Holland Sentinel – My Take: How will you make America great again?

Vote Common Good speaker, Nick Brock, at a Confronting Christian Nationalism training event. The original Declaration of Independence rests within a frame made of pure titanium that’s coated with gold. The glass enclosing it is tempered, laminated and calibrated to a...

WSMV4 – Opponents of death penalty march Sunday in Nashville

WSMV4 – Opponents of death penalty march Sunday in Nashville

Opponents of the death penalty rallied in downtown Nashville to protest the execution of Oscar Smith in the March4Mercy. People in Sunday’s march included members from several churches, former death row prisoners, and numerous others. The march started at Riverbend...

Word & Way – Christian Leaders Denounce ReAwaken America Tour

Word & Way – Christian Leaders Denounce ReAwaken America Tour

As the ReAwaken America Tour reaches Salem, Oregon, on April 2, 2022, Faithful America’s mobile billboard is there to protest. The group Faithful America held a press call on Thursday that served as a platform for Christian leaders to speak out against the ongoing...

The Hill – Evangelical leaders launch nationwide push against extremism

The Hill – Evangelical leaders launch nationwide push against extremism

“More than 200 faith leaders in the evangelical Christian movement signed on to a letter this week decrying ‘Christian Nationalism’ and its role in the Jan. 6 riot that overwhelmed the U.S. Capitol.” —From “Evangelical leaders launch nationwide push against extremism”...

Vice Video – Pro-Life Evangelicals Voting for Biden

Vice Video – Pro-Life Evangelicals Voting for Biden

As the 2020 election neared, a group of pastors morally repulsed by American faith leaders urging their congregations to vote for Trump took action - they rented Weird Al Yankovic's old tour bus and traveled for months across the country to urge evangelical voters...

WFMZ-TV – Supporters hold Biden, Trump rallies in eastern Pa.

WFMZ-TV – Supporters hold Biden, Trump rallies in eastern Pa.

“We're here to remind you how good you are. And you are going to remind this whole country how good we all are when it comes to Election Day.” —Doug Pagitt, Executive Director of Vote Common Good, in “Supporters hold Biden, Trump rallies in eastern Pa.” on WFMZ-TV...

Star Tribune – 200 Minnesota faith leaders endorse Biden

Star Tribune – 200 Minnesota faith leaders endorse Biden

Pastor Doug Pagitt encouraged people to speak against politicians who don't govern with "love," at his former church, Soloman's Porch, on Feb. 4. Photo credit: MARK VANCLEAVE – STAR TRIBUNE “The faith-based endorsement of the Democratic candidate was coordinated by...

Novena – USA: This election, the choice is simple – hope or hatred

Novena – USA: This election, the choice is simple – hope or hatred

The following is an opinion written in Novena by Patrick Carolan, Catholic outreach director of Vote Common Good: We are in the last days of a long arduous process to determine what direction the USA will be traveling the next four years. As I have written in the...

The Media Line – Trump Takes Wheel at 2020 Christian Media Summit

The Media Line – Trump Takes Wheel at 2020 Christian Media Summit

Lynne Sladky/AP Photo “It’s really hard for me to have to say it: This is a group of people who have no moral standing short of ‘I am a Republican and I will vote for a Republican no matter who the Republican is.’” —Doug Pagitt, Executive Director of Vote Common Good,...

The Hill – ‘Record-breaking group’ of faith leaders endorses Biden

The Hill – ‘Record-breaking group’ of faith leaders endorses Biden

“This record-breaking group of endorsers shows that President Trump’s lack of kindness and decency is energizing faith communities and will cost him this election.” —Doug Pagitt, Executive Director of Vote Common Good, in “‘Record-breaking group’ of faith leaders...

More Than 1,600 Faith Leaders Endorse Joe Biden for President

More Than 1,600 Faith Leaders Endorse Joe Biden for President

For Immediate Release: October 9, 2020 Media Contact: Oliver Jones, oliver.jones@berlinrosen.com, 203-885-8558 Phoebe Rogers, phoebe.rogers@berlinrosen.com, 914-343-9063 Largest group of faith leaders to back a Democratic candidate in modern history NATIONWIDE - More...

WCJB – Political rallies take place across north-central Florida

WCJB – Political rallies take place across north-central Florida

“We’re not trying to convince Republicans not to be Republicans we do want them not to vote for this Republican in this next election. We’re calling them to something deeper in their life, and that is what do they hold most sincerely.” —Doug Pagitt, Executive Director...

National Catholic Reporter – Character counts for Catholic voters

National Catholic Reporter – Character counts for Catholic voters

Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Vice President Mike Pence greet each other in New York City Sept. 11, marking the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 aviation terrorist attacks on the U.S. (CNS/Reuters/Amr Alfiky) The following is...

WJCT Public Media – Vote Common Good

WJCT Public Media – Vote Common Good

A new survey of evangelical and Catholic voters in key five battleground states - including Florida - shows President Donald Trump’s perceived lack of kindness is driving faith voters away in large enough numbers to potentially affect the outcome of the election. The...

The Tablet – Catholics divided over US Election

The Tablet – Catholics divided over US Election

A Joe Biden supporter and a Donald Trump supporter face off before President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally in Florida, Tuesday 8 September TNS/SIPA USA/PA Images A poll released Thursday 10 September by the Biden-supporting ecumenical group “Vote Common...

Newsmax – Poll: Religious Voters Turning From Trump

Newsmax – Poll: Religious Voters Turning From Trump

President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St. John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) “While it was baked in back in 2016 that Donald Trump was bombastic and crude, he always hinted...

Democrats need look no farther than Ohio to understand why a woman can win in 2020: Katie Paris

Cleveland.com
October 13, 2019
Katie Paris is on the Vote Common Good Training Staff

Liberal pastors optimistic Democrats can rebound with faith voters after lackluster display in 2016

Washington Examiner
September 8, 2019

Midlands Voices: Why being anti-abortion and pro-choice isn’t a contradiction

Omaha World-Herald
November 15, 2018

The GOP can’t rely on white evangelicals forever

Vox
November 7, 2018

Here’s how abortion rights played out in midterm elections across the country

The Washington Post
November 7, 2018

Bus tour urges Bakersfield residents to ‘vote common good’

Bakersfield Californian
November 2, 2018

Evangelical Leaders Hit The Road For The Common Good

The Mac Weekly
November 1, 2018

Evangelicals Urge Las Cruces Christians to Flip Congress Blue for the ‘Common Good’

KRWG Public Radio
November 1, 2018

‘I’m not anti-Trump, I’m just pro-Jesus’: the evangelicals stumping for the Democrats

The Guardian
October 31, 2018

Evangelical Christian group holds rally to support Ammar Campa-Najjar

Fox 5 San Diego

October 27, 2018

‘Our faith compels us’: Christian resistance to Trump gathers steam

The Guardian
October 26, 2018

Christian Organization Sets Out to Reclaim Evangelical Voters from Trump

Alternet
October 26, 2018

Evangelists preaching the ‘gospel of Trump’ are being pilloried for their ‘toxic Christianity’ by their fellow pastors

RawStory
October 26, 2018

A House Divided: Progressive Christian Leaders are Speaking Up in the Age of Trump

San Antonio Current
October 26, 2018

Finding ‘Common Good’ Among Evangelicals In The Political Season

NPR
October 25, 2018

Pastor Turns on Christian Right for Losing its Moral Core in Support of Trump

Newsweek
October 21, 2018

Evangelicals are paying high moral price for anti-abortion gains. What would Jesus do?

USA Today
October 21, 2018

San Antonio Event Aims to Energize Religious Progressives for the Midterms

San Antonio Current
October 19, 2018

Progressive Evangelicals: Why A Pastor Is Asking Texas Christians To Vote Blue

KERA News
October 19, 2018

Evangelical tells C-SPAN that Trump is losing his grasp on Christians — and women are driving the split

Raw Story
October 16, 2018

“Vote Common Good” group stops in Siouxland

KTIV 4
October 12, 2018

Religious left? Faith groups get involved in politics

MPRnews
October 12, 2018

“Vote Common Good” rally comes to town

Sioux City ABC News
October 11, 2018

Inspired by nuns, evangelicals hop on the bus

Religion News Service
October 9, 2018

Evangelical Christians Against Trump are Trying to ‘Flip Congress’ with Bus Tour Ahead of Midterm Elections

Newsweek
October 9, 2018

Evangelicals hoping ‘Vote Common Good’ convinces others to join them

West Virginia MetroNews
October 9, 2018

Anti-Trump Evangelicals Are On A Nationwide Bus Tour To Flip Congress

Huffpost
October 8, 2018

Bill White: Why evangelical Vote Common Good movement is worth some attention

The Morning Call
October 8, 2018

Christian Group Launches Nationwide ‘Revival’ Tour to Oppose Republicans in Midterms

The Christian Post
October 7, 2018

The Republican Party no longer represents Christians: Readers sound off

USA Today
October 7, 2018

New group rallies in Greensboro, encourages voting for ‘common good’

News & Record
October 6, 2018

Progressive evangelicals make a pitch to flip Congress at local event

Lancaster Online
October 4, 2018

Bucking their brethren, Evangelical group brings message to Lehigh Valley: Vote Democratic to flip U.S. House

The Morning Call
October 3, 2018

Evangelical Groups Spending Millions to Drive Social Conservative Turnout for 2018 Midterms

The Christian Post
September 29, 2018

An Evangelical’s Plea: Oppose Kavanaugh

The New York Times
September 21, 2018

Democrats (Wistfully) Take Aim at a Republican Stronghold: Evangelicals

The New York Times
September 14, 2018