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Resolution On Changing The National Election Day

WHERAS, There have been proposals in Congress that the National Election Day be changed from Tuesday to Sunday; and

WHEREAS, The enactment of a change in the Constitution of the United States requiring that national elections be held on Sunday would seriously affect Christian education in local churches and attendance at both morning and evening worship services, create difficulties for church members serving as election officials, and distract from the traditional observance of Sunday as a day of worship and rest;

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That the Southern Baptist Convention, in its 124th session meeting in Los Angeles, California, June 9-11, 1981, express its opposition to such a change in the Constitution of the United States; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That Southern Baptists be urged to contact their representatives in Congress and express their views regarding this matter of importance to the spiritual life of our nation.