Republicans Launch Outreach Projects Targeting Religious Conservatives

August 27, 2004

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

On August 27, 2004 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly reported, "Republican strategists are trying to mobilize their base with an aggressive outreach campaign targeting religious conservatives... Cedar Park Senior Pastor Joseph Fuiten is spearheading a statewide effort to register 60,000 new socially conservative voters in churches... Similar projects are taking place in other evangelical churches across the country. The efforts are ostensibly nonpartisan, but Republicans have high hopes for their impact. Analysts say churches are fertile ground for potential GOP votes... The Republican National Committee has also launched a massive outreach campaign. The center of its strategy is an Internet-based interactive 'team leader' project that organizes local volunteers into affinity groups -- many of them religious. So far, they have 112,000 religious team leaders."