The New Values Voters

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Health Care Article
Members of Christian faith organizations kneel in prayer in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as part of

Health Care

For many people of faith, the fight for health care reform reflects deeply held values that were tested in the political arena and still remain strong.

Eleni Towns

Video: 5 New Ways to Vote Your Values Article

Video: 5 New Ways to Vote Your Values

The Center for American Progress's Faith and Progressive Policy team examine five issues that will drive conscientious voters to the polls: immigration, health care, the economy, the environment, and gay and transgender equality.

Jack Jenkins, Catherine Woodiwiss, Eleni Towns, 2 More Sally Steenland, Eliza Blanchard

Gay and Transgender Issues Article
Rev. Mark Tidd sits in the Highlands Church in Denver, Colorado. His church is an evangelical Christian church guided both by the Apostle's Creed and the belief that gays and lesbians can embrace their sexual orientations as God-given and seek fulfillment in committed same-sex relationships. (AP/Ed Andrieski)

Gay and Transgender Issues

Americans are becoming less opposed to marriage equality and increasingly unlikely to base their vote on antigay and antitransgender measures.

Jack Jenkins

Immigration Article
Pedro Contrera, an immigrant from Vera Cruz, Mexico, and resident of Birmingham, Alabama, protests H.B. 56, Alabama's immigration law, while marching in the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March re-enactment, Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Montgomery, Alabama. (AP/Julie Bennett)


Today’s faith leaders are calling upon the nation to enact comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our nation’s core values of treasuring human dignity, honoring family, and caring for our neighbor.

Eleni Towns

Climate Change Article
Environmental activists gather outside the White House in Washington, Monday, August 22, 2011, as they continue a civil disobedience campaign against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Climate Change

When taken as a moral issue, efforts to combat climate change find supporters across the religious spectrum.

Catherine Woodiwiss

The Economy Article
Sister Simone Campbell, left, and Sister Diane Donoghue, right, lead the way as the the

The Economy

In addition to thousands of churches, faith-based nonprofits, and activist groups working tirelessly to serve the poor, clergy and laypeople alike are speaking out to eradicate poverty and encouraging elected officials to create economic policies that are fair and just.

Jack Jenkins

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