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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...

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...

Politico – Could These Evangelical Democrats Change the Party?

Politico – Could These Evangelical Democrats Change the Party?

Photo: Politico “The fundamental fear that some Democrats have is, ‘Are you trying to take the party back for Jesus?’” —Robb Ryerse, Political Director of Vote Common Good, in “Could These Evangelical Democrats Change the Party?” in Politico Read Full...

Minnesota Reformer – Religious progressives get loud and proud

Minnesota Reformer – Religious progressives get loud and proud

“As a pastor and Christian, I follow Jesus’ teaching that everyone is a light of the Earth and a child of God, but not every light of the world should be president.” —Doug Pagitt, Executive Director of Vote Common Good, in “Religious progressives get loud and proud”...

Al Jazeera – Meet the evangelicals pushing back against Trump

Al Jazeera – Meet the evangelicals pushing back against Trump

“It’s easy as a choir member to lose your song. It’s easy to lose your voice. It’s easy to feel dispirited. We have a whole choir of faith in this country that has lost its song sheet … and we want them to rise up and start singing a new song.” —Doug Pagitt, Executive...

Religion News Service – As Iowa caucus nears, candidates ramp up God-talk

Religion News Service – As Iowa caucus nears, candidates ramp up God-talk

Signs suggest the God-talk is unlikely to let up as candidates enter the final stretch before the Iowa caucus on Feb. 3. At least five presidential hopefuls — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former congressman John Delaney, spiritual author Marianne Williamson, independent Candidate Mark Charles and Republican candidate Bill Weld — are slated to speak at the Vote Common Good forum hosted in Des Moines Jan. 9-11, which is facilitated by a group of religious progressives.

The Hill – Evangelicals are no longer a sure a bet for Trump

The Hill – Evangelicals are no longer a sure a bet for Trump

There are many reasons why people have lost their faith in Donald Trump. We are not telling people to stop being Republicans; we are asking Republicans to not vote for this one. We are not trying to turn everyone into a Democrat. We are asking people to consider voting for one this time.

Tampa Bay Spectrum News – Florida Faith Leaders Call Out President Trump for “Failed Promises”

Tampa Bay Spectrum News – Florida Faith Leaders Call Out President Trump for “Failed Promises”

We have recognized that voters all across the country and especially in Florida are really shaken by the fact that they have a commitment to certain issues. For many of them, they are issues that have aligned with the Republican Party, but they also recognize the behavior and the policies of the Trump administration no longer allow them to maintain their affiliation with their faith, and with this administration.

The Guardian – Trump defends killing of Suleimani

The Guardian – Trump defends killing of Suleimani

It is Trump’s desperate response to the realization that he’s losing his primary voting bloc, faith voters. He realizes he needs every last vote if he wants a shot at re-election [and] losing even five per cent ends his chances.

The New Yorker Radio Hour – A Progressive Evangelical on Voting for Democrats

The New Yorker Radio Hour – A Progressive Evangelical on Voting for Democrats

“Conservative Christians—they want to stand with Jesus—and so do progressive Christians, and this is the good news of all this. It means we have to stand with each other as well. So the question then becomes, not only how we talk to ourselves about the Jesus, but how do we talk to each other.”

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

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