Burton: Democratic candidates are hiring faith outreach directors

Columnist Tara Isabella Burton writes that Democratic Presidential Candidates are hiring faith outreach and engagement staff, highlighting efforts to court the “religious left.”

“By appealing to people of faith — especially faithful people of color, members of historically black Protestant denominations and Hispanic Catholics, both of whom have voted in lower proportions than white evangelicals in recent years, faith-conversant candidates such as Buttigieg or Booker could well find themselves capable of galvanizing the progressive voters who are their natural followers,” says Burton.

Furthermore, “What they don’t know is how their faith-based strategy will play out with the increasingly irreligious population, specifically the largest progressive religious (and the fastest-growing) demographic of all: the religious ‘nones,'” Burton added.

Read Burton’s full column at Religion News Service.