The Common Good

Evangelical leaders spend $250,000 to back immigration reform

Date: May 30, 2013

Evangelical leaders are doing more than just praying for immigration reform.

They’re spending a quarter-million dollars to make their point.

On Thursday, the Evangelical Immigration Table launched a massive media buy that includes radio ads and billboards in Florida. They’re hoping the campaign will help sell Republican leaders on legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

“We’re expecting thousands more to stand up and be counted as advocates of immigration reform,” said Dr. Russell Moore, president-elect of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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