iVoteValues truck will make four stops in Missouri
Voter registration, info are its primary missions
August 3, 2004
KANSAS CITY – The iVoteValues.com Mobile Voter Registration Rig and Information Center will be making four stops in Missouri from Aug. 15-18 as part of a national initiative to register voters and teach the importance of voting one’s values.
The 77-foot semi-trailer truck is owned by Sid and Jill Yochim, members of First Baptist Church, Lebanon, Tenn. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention has refurbished the vehicle, which includes seven computer stations to allow guests to begin the voter registration process and to be introduced to the concept of values-based voting.
Richard Land, president of the ERLC, is using the truck as a platform to call on Americans to vote their values as opposed to the political party or the candidate whose economic proposals stand to benefit them financially.
On the morning of Aug. 15, the truck will be in the suburbs of St. Louis with a visit to First Baptist Church, O’Fallon, Ill. That evening, the truck will cross the Mississippi River en route to Concord Baptist Church, St. Louis.
The rig will be at Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Aug. 16. On Aug. 17, the truck will be parked at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where Land will address the 10 a.m. chapel service. Then, on Aug. 18, the iVoteValues.com machine will complete its Missouri stops with a visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Raytown.
The goal of the initiative is to register two million new voters nationwide.