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iPledge Sunday Live Simulcast to Reach Thousands of Churches, Home Groups in Largest Pre-Election Gathering of Christian Voters

Charlotte, NC Simulcast to feature Tony Perkins, Rick Santorum, Franklin Graham, Kirk Cameron, Dr. Fred Luter, and Shirley Dobson among others

Contact: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, 866-FRC-NEWS

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 5, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Sunday, September 9, Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA) will co-host a nationwide, live simulcast event at the First Baptist Church of Charlotte. FRC President Tony Perkins will serve as host for the simulcast which will also feature former Senator Rick Santorum, actor and producer Kirk Cameron, Shirley Dobson, and video messages from Franklin Graham, and Dr. Fred Luter, the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Called "iPledge Sunday: A Call to Faith, Family, and Freedom," the simulcast will gather Christians from across the country to celebrate Christian citizenship and exhort Christians to rise up on Election Day and make their voices heard. Thousands of churches and home groups are pledged to participate in what is expected to be the largest nationwide pre-election gathering of Christian voters.

"On iPledge Sunday, Christians across America will gather to make a pledge in this election," said FRC President Tony Perkins. "This event could very well be the largest pre-election gathering of Christian voters. Thousands of congregations and home groups will be informed, equipped, and challenged to pray for the upcoming election, prepare by registering themselves and others to vote, and participate by voting on Election Day."

Prior to the simulcast, FRC President Tony Perkins, Sen. Santorum, New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera and Bishop Harry Jackson will hold a news conference to pre-view the simulcast and discuss the role of values voters in this year's election.

WHO:
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
Former Sen. Rick Santorum, Founder, Patriot Voices
Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Samaritan's Purse
Kirk Cameron, actor and producer
Dr. Mark Harris, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Charlotte
Fernando Cabrera, Councilman, New York City
Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church
Star Parker, Founder and President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education
Dr. Fred Luter, President, Southern Baptist Convention
Shirley Dobson, Chairman, National Day of Prayer Task Force
Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life
Jim Garlow, Senior Pastor, Skyline Wesleyan Church
Rick Scarborough, Founder and President, Vision America

WHAT:
News conference and simulcast event: “iPledge Sunday: A Call to Faith, Family, and Freedom”

WHERE:
First Baptist Church of Charlotte,
301 South Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

WHEN:
Sunday, Sept. 9
News Conference: 4 p.m. Eastern
Simulcast: 7 p.m. Eastern

FOR THE PRESS: There will be a media filing room on-site for press attending in-person, as well as a MULT box for those recording the event. Members of the media must register to attend. For more details on the simulcast, contact the FRC Press Office - (866) FRC-NEWS and visit www.ipledgesunday.org. On-site press contacts are J.P. Duffy at 202-679-6800 and Darin Miller at 202-445-0015.