October 29, 2018 - Monday
Bus Fares Well for Values
"Hectic" doesn't even begin to describe these final days before Election Day. Our fleet of buses and FRC Action teams have fanned out across crucial districts in California, North Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. We are squeezing every last minute out of our get-out-the-vote efforts. In Charlotte, North Carolina, FRC Action's Values Bus was positioned in front of the massive crowds who, despite torrential rain, spent hours in line to attend the Trump/Mark Harris rally. Our staff distributed stacks of voter guides and FRC-related material to the enthusiastic crowd in line. Congressional candidate Mark Harris greeted the bus team before joining President Trump on stage.
In East Ridge, Tennessee, the mood was just as festive, as the Values Bus joined a rally for Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn. Kenyn Cureton, FRC's Vice President of Church Ministries, delivered what the local newspaper described as a "part-sermon, part-campaign speech urging Christians to pray, to vote and to stand for their values." Kenyn asked voters if they would accept a society where "a political hit squad can take you out based on an accusation without any evidence...where children are disposable" and where taxpayers can be forced to "pay Planned Parenthood to carry out the executions and sell the body parts?" The crowd applauded as Kenyn proclaimed, "If you're a follower of Lord Jesus Christ and God, there's no such thing as an off year. Christians vote. Period."
Our west coast Values Bus continues to see growing and enthusiastic crowds as polls show five toss up congressional races in the state that could determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives. On Sunday, the bus stopped at Influence Church in Anaheim Hills where the pastor invited our team to hand out voter guides to his young congregation, many of whom signed the pledge to "pray, vote and stand."
The Values Buses will be packing in many more stops in the last week before the election including a rally this Friday with Vice President Mike Pence in Kansas City, Missouri. Everywhere the bus rolls, we sense rising enthusiasm of social conservatives who understand what values are at stake in this election if they don't turn out in a big way. Every vote can -- and will -- make a difference. Check out our website to find a Values Bus stop near you. And be sure to download one of our various voter guides at our one-stop election clearinghouse.