I wrote about Shelby Holliday's story on a homeless man voting in Ohio before going back 'home' to Chicago.
I've just seen this video with Tiffany Wilson, also from Palestra.net, reporting to Fox News about a conversation with a volunteer who was encouraging people to vote for Obama.
Wilson said the volunteer was from Faith Vote Columbus, a non-partisan organization doing get-out-the-vote efforts.
According to their website:
Faith Vote Columbus is a coalition of religious congregations, neighborhood associations, and labor unions committed to:
1. Injecting issues of poverty and social justice into state and national elections.
2. Increasing voter turnout in urban precincts with histories of low voter participation.
3. Recruiting and training volunteers to engage in neighbor-to-neighbor non-partisan voter education campaigns on an on-going basis.
4. Maximizing the political power of disenfranchised communities.
5. Protecting the right to vote.
In 2008, Faith Vote Columbus will recruit and train 500 local volunteers to bring out 15,000 new voters in the neighborhoods where they live, work, and worship. Our efforts in 2008 will build a permanent organization that can change long-term voting patterns in communities where fewer than 50% of registered voters participated in the 2004 presidential election.
They are a chapter of the Ohio Industrial Areas Foundation (Ohio-IAF)as well as an affiliate of the national Industrial Areas Foundation.
When you look up Ohio-IAF, you'll find this statement:
The Industrial Areas Foundation was founded in 1940 by Saul Alinsky, considered by many to be the patriarch of modern community organizing. (emphasis added)
Yes, the same radical Saul Alinsky whose teachings presidential candidate Barack Obama follows. IAF also claims 'credit' for the living wage movement.
Is it any wonder, then, that a volunteer with this chapter of the organization is telling people she picks up and takes to the polls under a non-partisan GOTV effort to vote for Obama?
And just where are the Justice Department and IRS on this one?