Family Research Council camps in NC urging election turnout


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A conservative political advocacy group is putting an intensive focus on the election swing state of North Carolina in urging people to vote their values.

The Family Research Council Action on Sunday starts its coast-to-coast bus tour in North Carolina. The group’s effort to get evangelical Christians to the polls visits Baptist churches and other locations in western North Carolina on Sunday and Monday.

The tax-exempt lobbying arm of the Family Research Council plans 144 stops from Florida to Oregon, with more than 100 of those in North Carolina. Council President Tony Perkins says in North Carolina the group seeks to tip a single big state to electing like-minded candidates.

The group’s goals include banning abortion, public policies that favor heterosexual marriage, and fewer church-state restrictions.

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