“We Christians are not to withdraw ourselves and refuse or neglect to go to the polls and vote. We have a Christian duty and obligation to vote for the particular candidate that we believe to be best qualified for the job he is seeking.”
Billy Graham, New Orleans, 1954
Why Register Christian Voters?
The percentage of mid-term voters identified as “Protestant” declined from 55% in 2010, to 53% in 2014, to 47% in 2018. This trend is reversible if churches accept the challenge to register Christian Voters.
In the 2018 mid-term elections, only 26% of voters identified as evangelical, and only 35% identified as orthodox Christian. We can grow the participation of Christian voters if we embrace the importance of expressing our faith and values at the polls.
Why the Jonathan Project?
Since its beginnings in 2016, the Jonathan Project has been a friend to pastors and churches encouraging Christian voters to express their faith and values. We provide free small group materials and sermon starters, and train churches and volunteers to register voters and get them to the polls.
The Jonathan Project is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization. We do not promote any party or candidate. We do not request membership lists or distribute voter guides. We are here to serve.
"I am grateful to the Jonathan Project for their focused efforts to encourage Christians to vote and express their faith and values at the ballot box. God has blessed this nation immensely, and as Christians we need to take seriously the responsibility of researching, praying, and voting. I tell people often that every election is important—local, state, and federal—and that every vote counts. Sometimes elections are determined by just a few votes. We should all pray and vote for qualified candidates whose records most closely align with biblical principles. Thank you Jonathan Project for faithfully communicating this important truth to churches across the nation." - Franklin Graham
"If you see the need for turning out Christians who don't ordinarily vote, who are not registered, and that you can make a difference in your area, then I hope that you will support the Jonathan Project because it will be money well used.” - Dr. James Dobson