The Common Good

Evangelical group announces new media campaign

Date: May 31, 2013

As momentum builds in support of broad, commonsense immigration reform, the Evangelical Immigration Table announced Thursday its newest and largest paid-media campaign to reach evangelicals on the issue of immigration.

Evangelical Immigration Table is a network of national and local evangelical leaders committed to comprehensive immigration reform in the United States.

The quarter-million-dollar effort includes ads airing nationally on the Salem Communications Network and additional reach in 13 key states -- including an ad in Ohio featuring Dave Workman, senior pastor at Vineyard Cincinnati.

The ad campaign further increases the Evangelical Immigration Table's support for bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform and builds on the 92-day "Pray for Reform" campaign. The call took place as small groups of Christians in at least 20 states gathered in their communities to pray for immigrants and for Congress as part of the Pray for Reform campaign.

The national ads on Christian and talk radio stations feature Dr. Russell Moore, President-elect of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Lynne Hybels, co-founder of Willow Creek Community Church.

In addition, ads featuring local pastors are airing on stations in Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Pray for Reform billboards will appear in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.