Wired PR News.com – In the final days before the election, campaigns for both the democratic and republican parties have been making last minute efforts to increase awareness about their party presidential candidates and other official nominees. As reported by the Associated Press, churches have become a major focus of political campaigns in the final weekend before Election Day, with a reported 15,000 volunteers showing up at churches and other places across the nation in what have been deemed the most competitive states.
Churches cannot take a political stance against any particular candidate without risking losing their non-profit tax-exempt status. Therefore, many in connection with both party affiliated campaigns have emphasized their use of caution when enlisting involvement or campaign support from church members. However, thousands of church members have been recruited to distribute literature and provide other assistance for getting out political messages for candidates, several being conservatives who share the same views as Republican Senator John McCain, on controversial issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Many are wondering what the effect last minute campaigns will have on the final election outcome.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Senator Barack Obama has a significant lead in most poles taken across the nation.