FOCUS aims to mobilize young Catholic voters

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The Fellowship of Catholic University Students has launched an internet-based voter drive to encourage young Catholics to vote Nov. 6.

“We want to let people know there is more than one ‘youth vote’ and that a ‘vote for life’ isn’t just for older Americans,” Jeremy Rivera, communications director for FOCUS, said Sept. 26. “The pro-life vote is young, vibrant, and ready to confront the powers at work behind the culture of death with the gospel of life.”

The campaign’s website at www.focus.org/vote tells visitors that their vote has the power to elect “a politician who will respect life and work to overturn Roe v. Wade,” to create “a culture that cares for the most defenseless among us” and to shape the future of the U.S. and the world.

The website provides information about voter registration and absentee ballots.

The site hosts the Catholic Answers publication “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics.” It also provides a candidate comparison of President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney on pro-life issues. The site links to an independent website that profiles local and national candidates’ policy positions.

Visitors to the FOCUS website are encouraged to share the voting site with their friends through Facebook and Twitter posts.
 
The Colorado-based Catholic college outreach group has missionary teams serving 74 campuses in over 30 states and the District of Columbia, including a new virtual campus that assists campus ministries without a FOCUS missionary team.

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