Traveling Nuns Visit Athens To Talk Politics

By
Michael Locklear

Dateline
Updated Mon, Oct 15, 2012 6:40 pm

A group of nuns criss-crossing the state to talk politics made a stop in Athens Sunday night.

They call themselves "Nuns on the Bus" and encourage citizens to vote their values.

The Catholics, who spoke to a group at the Athens Community Center, say are against abortion and support parts of Obamacare.

However, these sisters won't tell you who to vote for.

"Our goal is to be neutral. We're not campaigning for either candidate," said Monica McGloin, a spokersperson for the group. " In fact, neither candidate has talked seriously about the poor - vice presidents or presidential candidates. So we're concerned about that, but what we're not neutral about is that people need to vote their values, what they believe is important."

The week-long tour covered a thousand miles of Ohio.

The "Nuns on the Bus" visited Marietta and Cincinnati on Monday.

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