Freedom Writer |
July 1994 |
What to do when the
Religious Right comes to town
© 1998 Institute for First Amendment Studies, Inc.
- Form a group to study and research the groups and activists in
your area. Find out where they stand on the issues, and be sure to
look for their national connections.
- Build a coalition with other groups with whom you can work.
Although you may disagree on some points, unite to fight the radical
- Share your findings with the media. Give them facts, not emotional
- Start a newsletter to keep members of the community informed. Call
the Institute for First Amendment Studies for permission to reprint
articles from The Freedom Writer and Challenging
the Christian Right: The Activist's Handbook.
- Encourage voter registration and help get voters to the polls. Low
voter turnout is the Religious Right's greatest strength.
- Run for an office for which you are qualified. Find and support
other qualified candidates.
- Place advertising in local papers about candidates whom you know
have extreme positions. Stick to facts.