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Christian Action League

Posted March 8, 2013
Updated January 12, 2015

As they describe themselves: The Christian Action League of North Carolina is a Christian public policy organization representing conservative evangelicals from seventeen denominations in the Tar Heel state. It has its roots in the days of prohibition and grew out of the Anti-Saloon movement. In 1937, during the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in Wilmington, a committee was formed to meet with the leadership of other denominations for the express purpose of forming an interdenominational, statewide organization that could effectively address the state’s alcohol policy. Thus was formed The Allied Church League. More here.

On the web: www.christianactionleague.org

Affiliates and brands: The Christian Action League publishes and lobbies under its own name. 

Network*: Independent, conservative 

Funding: The group reported raising $193,735.

IRS 990: Christian Action League of North Carolina 2013 IRS 990

State Information: Click here for more information from the N.C. Secretary of State's office.

Lobbyist: The Christian Action League has two registered lobbyists for the 2013 session, including its director, the Rev. Mark Creech.

Media Profile: The Christian Action League is best known for urging lawmakers to tightly control the sale of alcohol. It has been involved in other legislative issues such as sex trafficking legislation and gambling issues. The league is decidedly conservative in its approach to issues. 


* Many of the public policy think tanks and advocacy groups active in North Carolina fall into one of two camps: A liberal circuit with ties to the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and a conservative circuit with ties to the John William Pope Foundation. For more, click here.













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