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The New Values Voters


Health Care

Christians kneeling outside of Supreme CourtFor 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.

by Eleni Towns | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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.

by Jack Jenkins, Catherine Woodiwiss, Eleni Towns, Sally Steenland, Eliza Blanchard | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gay and Transgender Issues

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

by Jack Jenkins | Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Selma to Montgomery voting rights marchToday’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.

by Eleni Towns | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Climate Change

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

by Catherine Woodiwiss | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Economy

Sister Simone Campbell and Sister Diane DonoghueIn 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.

by Jack Jenkins | Monday, October 1, 2012

5 Issues that Expand the Notion of What It Means to ‘Vote Your Values’

Sister Simone Campbell at the Democratic National ConventionThis year’s presidential election is proving that so-called “values voters” aren’t just focused on abortion and marriage equality.

by Sally Steenland | Monday, October 1, 2012