FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christian Coalition of Ohio Undergoes Name
By Chris Long, Executive Director
July 22, 2006
(Akron, Ohio) - Today, one of Ohio’s largest conservative grassroots
organizations surprised its supporters by announcing a name change.
The organization, formerly known as Christian Coalition of Ohio, has
reorganized in Ohio as a non-profit organization under the name Ohio
Christian Alliance. No changes will be made to either the board or the
staff, ensuring the continuity of the organization.
Chris Long, Executive Director of Ohio Christian Alliance, issued the
“From this time forward, we will be known as Ohio Christian Alliance
(OCA). We are honored to be serving the Lord by developing the integrity
and leadership needed to guide our fellow citizens toward the traditional
values on which our national strength and survival depends. We will only be
of service to our Lord and our fellow man if we uphold standards of moral
integrity. We are choosing not to compromise our original mission of
restoring righteousness to our land through voter education and working for
pro-life, pro-family traditional values.
On July 14, 2006 in an article published on CNET entitled “Net Ignorance
of the Christian Coalition”, Dick Armey of FreedomWorks correctly stated,
“On-the-ground chapters in the states continue to distance themselves from
the Washington, D.C. leadership”. Just a week earlier on July 7, 2006, the
Christian Coalition of Ohio filed papers to be formally known as Ohio
Christian Alliance. It was a sad day when our board found it impossible to
continue to maintain a name that was associated with the national
organization, the Christian Coalition of America. We desire to carry out
the original mission without compromise and with integrity.
We fully anticipate that there will be a time of adjustment. The board
felt that this was a prudent decision and would rather function as an
independent organization than as an organization shrouded with perceptions
contrary to its Christian commitments.
We are very excited about the opportunities and mission that this
organization will continue to be engaged in to inform and educate Values
Voters across the state of Ohio.
For more information, please contact Chris Long at 330-887-1922