The Catholic Vote 2008: A Life Cycle Colloquium

Wednesday, October 22, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
McGivney Auditorium
Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064

You are cordially invited to join the fellows and friends of the Life Cycle Institute at The Catholic University of America for a special colloquium on The Catholic Vote 2008. Please join this gathering of Life Cycle and outside experts as they consider the Catholic vote in the context of the current national election.

Moderator: Professor Sandra Hanson, Department of Sociology & Life Cycle Institute, CUA
Speaker: Professor Mark Rozell, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Speaker: Dr. Gregory Smith, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Speaker: Professor John White, Department of Politics & Life Cycle Institute, CUA
Respondent: Dr. William D'Antonio, Life Cycle Institute
Respondent: Michael Sean Winters, Author of Left at the Altar

Often labeled a "swing group," Catholics comprise one-quarter of the electorate. In six of the last seven presidential elections, Catholics have voted for the winner. At the same time, Catholics are sharply divided along party lines-with 43% of self-identified Catholics Democratic, 34% Republican, and 19% independent. All of which makes the question of the Catholic Vote 2008 a fascinating one to consider in the final week-and-a-half before election day. How will they vote in 2008? What issues and policies matter most to Catholics? How will their votes impact the election?

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