WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action (FRC Action) is launching a "Values Voter Bus Tour" that will travel the country over the next year mobilizing new voters and bringing a message of real hope and change. The tour kicks off this weekend at the Values Voter Summit, an event that has been attended by thousands of grassroots activists and features speeches by all of the major GOP presidential candidates.
After the Summit, the Values Voter Bus will depart for events next week in New Hampshire and will be joined by presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann. The Values Voter Bus will then travel to the swing states of Ohio and Missouri. Over the next year, the Values Voter Bus will travel through other battleground states, including North Carolina and Minnesota which have marriage amendments on their ballots.
Tony Perkins, president of FRC Action, made the following comments:
"Over the next year, the Values Voter Bus will travel the country registering voters and speaking to the views held by millions of American voters who are deeply concerned about issues impacting the family and the broader culture.
"We have invited the presidential candidates to join the 'Values Voter Bus Tour' so that they can speak directly to values voters about their plans to protect marriage, safeguard religious liberty, protect the rights of the unborn and restore fiscal sanity.
"The presidential race remains fluid in part because values voters have a good selection of candidates who understand that the three cords of conservatism – social, fiscal and defense – are intertwined and will work to strengthen them.
"The President recently said that this election 'is a contest of values.' I couldn't agree more. It is about values, and whose values will guide our nation into the future. President Obama's values are clear – marriage, life and the Constitution mean little to him in the pursuit of his radical agenda.
"While values voters may rally behind different primary candidates, they are united in the belief that President Obama must be a one-term President. This President must be replaced if we hope to make America militarily strong and secure, economically prosperous and free, and socially healthy and virtuous," concluded Perkins.
For a bus tour schedule and more information, please visit www.valuesbus.com.
SOURCE Family Research Council Action