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Mara Vanderslice is the organizing force behind the Matthew 25 Network. Prior to founding Matthew 25, Mara worked with Common Good Strategies, a political consulting firm that worked on connecting elected officials, candidates and state parties with America’s diverse religious communities. CGS worked on numerous successful political campaigns in 2006. Prior to that, Mara was the Director of Religious Outreach for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 campaign. Mara’s work has been profiled in The New York Times, TIME magazine, The Washington Post, ABC News and the Christian Broadcasting Network. Mara also appeared as a guest on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

Huge Outpouring of Response to Dobson 2012 Letter

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Over 750 emails now have been sent to Focus on the Family, rejecting the 2012 fear mongering letter!  Please help us keep them coming! Here are some of the highlights from the emails we’ve received of letters that have been […]

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“National Get Kicked Out of Church Parking Lot Weekend”

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Catholics should guard their windshields this coming weekend. Priests for Life held a national conference call on Oct. 27th (posted on their website) where they spoke to volunteers who they had been recruited to flyer Catholic church parking lots with […]

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Join Us in Responding to Dobson 2012 Letter

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Respond to Focus on the Family Action “Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America” James Dobson is promoting a Letter from 2012 purporting to offer a vision after four years of an Obama administration. This letter, filled with doomsday projections, is […]

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“2012” Letter incites backlash against Focus on the Family

posted by Mara Vanderslice

The Letter from 2012 in “Obama’s America” issued by Focus on the Family Action, describing a dystopian world under an Obama Presidency, has begun to incite a backlash against Focus on the Family.  Check out the reactions from readers at […]

Special Election Message from Martin Sheen

posted by Mara Vanderslice

View extended interviews on faith and politics with Martin Sheen and Douglas Kmiec here.

Increase of Blogs on Christian faith and Senator Obama

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Religious voters are really paying attention this election cycle- and writing about it on their blogs. Here are excerpts of dozens of blog postings we’ve run across just in response to the Matthew 25 websites. For links and a full […]

Voters respond to Obama on Abortion Reduction

posted by Mara Vanderslice

In tonight’s Presidential debate, Senator Obama emphasized his commitment to finding common ground by seeking to reduce the need and numbers of abortions.  What was amazing to watch was the incredibly favorable response from Uncommitted Ohio Voters on CNN.  Watch […]

“Being Catholic Now”

posted by Mara Vanderslice

On a recent trip to Pennsylvania, I enjoyed dinner with Kerry Kennedy- daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy- and heard about her new book Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning.She […]

Kmiec Responds to Criticism on Abortion Reduction “Scam” (From Eric McFadden)

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Interview with Doug Kmiec by Eric McFadden in response to Right to Life Criticism on “Abortion Reduction Scam” Recently Deal Hudson published a statement by Doug Johnson– Legislative director of National Right to Life, where Johnson and Hudson refer to […]

Hunger Advocate and Former Congressman Tony Hall Connects Faith to Economic Woes

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Beginning next week, the Matthew 25 Network will run a new ad on Christian radio stationsin Ohio connecting the Christian mandate to care for the least among uswith the economic crisis in Ohio and around the country.  FormerCongressman Tony Hall, […]

Unremarkable

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Governor Palin’s acceptance speech sparked numerous posts and commentary, the reactions were strong, both positive and negative.  However, Senator McCain’s speech seems to have passed by without much comment. Senator McCain’s personal story and heroism in Vietnam is indeed remarkable- […]

Matthew 25 Releases Statement on Palin Speech

posted by Mara Vanderslice

The Matthew 25 Network released the following statement today in response to Governor Palin’s acceptance speech at the RNC Convention.  In the coming days we will be seeking thousands of signatures onto this statement from Christians leaders and individuals around […]

Disappointed in Palin’s Speech

posted by Mara Vanderslice

As a woman and as a Christian- I came away deeply disappointed by the speech Sarah Palin gave tonight in front of the RNC Convention. At a time in our country’s history when we have a chance to address the […]

AP: Obama Chooses Biden

posted by Mara Vanderslice

I think Biden is a great choice for the Obama campaign!  His working class roots in Scranton, PA, foreign policy bona fides and deep Catholic faith- that you can just tell is in his bones- will be a great addition to […]

Senator McCain: Take Down this Ad

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Thank you everyone for your emails and response to my earlier blog post on McCain’s “The One” ad.  The McCain campaign has said that they meant the ad to be humorous.  But make no mistake about it: this ad is […]

New McCain Ad Implies Obama is the Anti-Christ?

posted by Mara Vanderslice

I don’t know about you- but I found this McCain campaign ad “The One” to be one of the most offensive ads we have seen in American politics to date.     At best, this ad implies that those who […]

Put Away Falsehood

posted by Mara Vanderslice

Just last week my cousin from Texas, whom I have not heard from for many years, forwarded me one of those emails. You know the ones that so many of us have gotten with the smears and lies about Senator Barack […]

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