The Family Foundation of Virginia's 2009 Voter Guides, non-partisan bulletin inserts that compare the positions of candidates on important issues such as life, marriage, parental rights and religious liberty, now are available. These Guides do not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party and are legal for distribution in churches.
We were busy all summer encouraging pastors to engage in the civic process. Many have committed to distributing our Voter Guides in their churches. However, Virginia is a very large state and we have areas that have not yet been reached. We need your help in getting our Voter Guides into every church that is concerned about the direction in which our state and nation are heading. Please ask your pastor if your church will take The Family Foundation Voter Guides.
Each year, people contact several pastors and ask them to take the guides. This year, we are offering a small prize for your participation: Win a framed Virginia Capitol photo by submitting the largest number of churches with which you coordinated and delivered Family Foundation Voter Guides before midnight, November 3. Voter guide distribution at targeted events also will be considered.
Plus, we have another incentive: Start by entering just one church you know you can help with Voter Guides and you will be entered into the drawing to receive an autographed copy of our Gala speaker and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee's latest book. Click here to enter.
On Saturday, October 17 (unless otherwise noted), we will have distribution sites across Virginia to pick up the Voter Guides. See the list below for the one closest to you. If there are none in your area, please volunteer to set up a distribution point for two hours that Saturday. To help in any way with this effort, e-mail email@example.com or call 1-804-343-0010. Whether you want to take Voter Guides to your church, set up a distribution point in your area or be the contact person for your city or county, we need your help.
The distribution points are:
Richmond (Contact: Mark Earley, Jr., at 804-405-2129)
Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 8701 Ridge Road, 9:30-noon.
Clover Hill Baptist Church, 3100 Old Courthouse Road (Midlothian), 9:30-noon.
Gethsemane Church of Christ, 5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike (Mechanicsville) 9:30-noon.
Loudoun (Contact: Ryan Rogge at 703-674-6948)
Near Panera Bread, 215 Fort Evans Road, NE (Leesburg), 10:00-1:00 p.m.
Tidewater (Contact: Hector Falcon at 757-288-2382)
Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kempsville Road (Virginia Beach) 8:30-1:00 p.m.
Peninsula (For more information, call 757-592-0312)
World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Road (Newport News), 10:00-1:00 p.m.
Lynchburg (For more information, call 434-401-0726)
Thomas Road Baptist Church Parking Lot, 1 Mountain View Road, 10:00–noon.
Henry County (Contact: Jeff Evans at 276-233-9407)
Victory Baptist of Fieldale, 1300 Dillons Fork Road, 11:00-1:00 p.m.
Patrick County (Contact: Mildred Layman at 276-340-0549)
Stuart Festival, Patriots of Patrick County Booth, Between 410 and 402 Patrick Avenue in Stuart, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
Available at the "Values" debate between incumbent Republican Delegate Matt Lohr and Democratic challenger Gene Hart, Cornerstone Church at the Lake, 3591 Isaak Walton Drive, Sunday, October 18
Roanoke (Contact: Mickey Mixon at 540-798-8621)
Tanglewood Mall, under the mall sign, 4420 A-Electric Road, Sunday, October 18, 3:00– 6:00 p.m.
Shenandoah County (Contact: Brad Huddleston at 540-820-0810)
Family Fun Day Festival for Christ, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, 300 Fairgrounds Road, Woodstock, Sunday, October 18, 10:00-4:00 p.m.
Staunton and Surrounding Area (Contact: Brad Huddleston at 540-820-0810)
Free lunch for pastors! Shoney's Restaurant, 30 Sangers Lane, Staunton (I-81, Exit 222), 11:30–1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 20. The Family Foundation of Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge are sponsoring a free lunch for pastors. Voter guides will be available there. In order to attend, register by calling Brad Huddleston or e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.