The Common Good

Evangelicals doing more than just praying for immigration reform

Source: Voxxi
Date: June 1, 2013

Efforts to pass legislation that would reform the nation’s immigration system and pave a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants has drawn support from many, including a coalition of evangelical leaders who recently launched a massive ad campaign in support of immigration reform.

This week, the evangelical leaders behind this effort released details of the campaign, which has a price tag of $250,000. They said the campaign includes ads that will air nationally on the Salem Communications Network.

Adds will also air in 13 key states: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Furthermore, billboards urging people to pray for immigration reform will also appear near congressional offices in four states: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

The ad campaign is part of the larger 92-day Pray for Reform campaign put together by the Evangelical Immigration Table, an organization made up of Evangelical churches, leaders, universities and organizations throughout the country. The group has already released ads in newspapers and on the radio, hoping to build support for the immigration bill introduced in the Senate by the so-called “Gang of Eight.” The bill was approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee May 21 and it now heads to the Senate floor.