Freedom Writer - March 1995
The Christian Coalition is currently opposing the nomination of Dr.
Henry W. Foster Jr. for Surgeon General. The Coalition has distributed
form letters to aid its members in sending letters to their representatives
The Coalition budgeted $1 million for passing Newt Gingrich's Contract
with America. In January, its 50 state directors descended on Washington
to lobby Congress. The Coalition is using phone trees, fax networks,
satellite TV, computerized bulletin boards, talk radio, and direct
mail to mobilize its members.
To "strengthen families," the Christian Coalition wants to outlaw
Ralph Reed recently said, "Our top legislative priority at the Christian
Coalition is to abolish the Department of Education or downgrade it
to agency level."
The Christian Coalition is taking over the Republican Party from the
inside, through the Republican National Committee. In 1996, it will
exert its strength in trying to keep an anti-abortion plank in the
Republican platform. If the Republican presidential and vice-presidential
candidate are not anti-abortion, the Christian Coalition may join
with other religious right groups to support a third national party.
According to the "America at a Crossroads" video, the Christian Coalition
plans to "elect majorities in the U.S. Congress and the legislatures
in at least thirty states, as well as the school boards, and other
local bodies...[and] build strong organizations in every state and
congressional district in America."
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