Friday, March 04, 2016

Carson Suspends Campaign, Joins Effort to Get Christians to Vote

CBN News

Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has a new goal: focusing on the 25 million Christians in America who are registered to vote but stayed home from the polls in the 2012 election.

Carson has decided to suspend his presidential campaign and serve as national chairman of My Faith Votes, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) educational organization, which is on a mission to get those voters to participate in upcoming elections.

Click play to watch Carson's speech at CPAC where he talked about his time on the campaign trail and what he still hopes to do for America.

"Nothing is more important to me than my personal faith, and it is my faith that motivated me to be involved in the political process to begin with," Carson said, according to a news release from the organization.

"I believe Christians in this country can easily determine the next president of the United States and all other national and local leaders, should they simply show up at the polls," Carson said.

"When we do vote, 'We The People' will once again solidify our commitment to the Judeo-Christian values upon which our nation was founded," he continued.

The My Faith Votes mission will involve a nationwide media campaign that will ramp up as the November election gets closer.

The news release stated the plan has been endorsed by "a number of the most significant Christian leaders in America."

Carson and My Faith Votes want millions of Christians across America to wake up and fulfill their civic duty in November.

"In the last four presidential elections, an average of less than 5 million votes separated the major candidates, yet more than 25 million Christians didn't bother to even show up at the polls in 2012," Sealy Yates, president of My Faith Votes, said in the same news release.

"We are committed to making sure that every Christian in America is engaged in this election cycle," Yates continued.

"We could not be more thrilled with Dr. Carson's involvement," Johnnie Moore, spokesperson for the My Faith Votes movement, said in the news release.

"Dr. Carson is a truly inspirational figure who embodies the values of the Christian community in this country."
"His involvement in our movement has the potential to literally activate millions of Christians, re-engaging them in political process whomever they choose to support," Moore continued.



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