The Christian Coalition plans to recruit 100,000 "church liaisons" to help push the group's agenda in all 50 states.

The new plan, part of a "Families 2000" strategy being unveiled Wednesday, borrows from the coalition's success last week in defeating a gay-rights law in Maine.Under the new strategy, volunteer activists would be tapped by the coalition to coordinate activities between churches and local coalition chapters.

Coalition leaders hope the strategy enlarges the group's base of grass-roots activists who can help lobby Congress and the White House on behalf of its national agenda, which includes a call for lower taxes, a national fight against religious persecution and school choice.