The Way Home: Chris Crawford on the pro-life witness, politics, and how churches can help people vote

Chris Crawford has a long history of activism in the pro-life movement, shaped by Catholic social teaching. Today, he works with the Democracy Fund on issues of civility and citizenship. He joins me on The Way Home Podcast to discuss his journey into this calling and why he’s paying attention lately to the way we vote and encouraging churches to help make this democratic right possible for more people.

Guest Biography: Chris Crawford is a Senior Program Associate for Constructive Politics at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. In that role, he manages the Faith in Democracy portfolio, a collection of faith-based initiatives that empower religious leaders and their communities to promote pluralism and strengthen our democracy. This work is part of the Governance Team’s constructive politics strategy to explore what unites us while helping governing institutions become more diverse, inclusive, and better serve all Americans.

Chris joined Democracy Fund in 2015 after serving as a government affairs associate at Susan B. Anthony List. During the 2014 midterm elections, Chris was Assistant National Field Director for the organization’s Super PAC, leading a Get Out The Vote operation that made over 1 million live voter contacts across four states. Chris has worked on multiple campaigns at the local and federal level in his home state of New Hampshire.

Chris holds a degree in political science from The George Washington University and is currently pursuing an Executive Masters in Nonprofit Administration from The University of Notre Dame.