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Values Voter Presidential Debate -- September 17, 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Contact:  Karen Golembe, Values Voter Presidential Debate, 954-263-9633, valuesvoterdebatemedia@comcast.net

 

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- A Values Voter Presidential debate will be held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. The majority of the Republican candidates have confirmed their attendance at the event.

 

30 of the nation's most influential groups will asking the questions of the presidential candidates that matter most to the Values Voters - the largest voting block in America.

 

Also participating will be key pro-family leaders including:

  • Phyllis Schlafly, President of Eagle Forum,
  • Don Wildmon, Chairman of the American Family Association,
  • Paul Weyrich, President of the Free Congress Foundation,
  • Judge Roy Moore, Chairman of the Foundation for Moral Law,
  • Janet Folger, President of Faith2Action,
  • Rick Scarborough, President of Vision America,
  • Mat Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel,
  • Star Parker, President of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education,
  • Bobby Schindler of Terri's Fight, and
  • Stephen Bennett of Stephen Bennett Ministries.

 

The event will be broadcast live on Sky Angel and streamed live on pro-family websites including: www.ValuesVoterDebate.com and www.AFA.net, and heard live on the VCY and AFA radio networks.  It will also be televised Saturday night, September 22nd on the INSP Network and aired on the DayStar Television Network and seen around the world on God TV.

 

"Even with two-thirds (19 million) of the evangelical Christian eligible voters sitting on the bench in the last presidential election, we, values voters, still made up the largest voting block in the country," said Janet Folger, President of Faith2Action, and member of the Values Voter Debate Committee.

 

According to the National Election Pool exit poll, in 2004 the evangelical vote constituted 36 percent (over a third) of Bush's voters – up 10 percent from 2000. "All of the candidates who place our values (and our votes) as a priority will be at this historic event," added Folger.

 

Every Democratic Candidate declined the invitation for a similar debate the following week.   

 

More information is available on www.ValuesVoterDebate.com.