Dear Marriage Supporter,
After years of tireless work by marriage advocates across the state, the North Carolina General Assembly is poised to vote next week on a constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of a husband and wife.
Already, the rhetoric is heating up in advance of the vote. Just yesterday, Democrat House Minority Leader Joe Hackney denounced the amendment, calling it "a form of hate speech." If approved, the measure would go to voters in November 2012.
Thirty states, including neighboring Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, have already adopted similar measures.
Help make the North Carolina Marriage Amendment a reality by taking action today! The phone calls and emails legislators receive over the next 7 days may well determine the outcome of next week's vote.
FRC Action has just launched a statewide radio ad campaign to help spread the word in key districts, urging voters to contact their elected officials. You can make sure your own friends and family are active in this important moment. Together, we will make sure North Carolina legislators get the message: it's time to let the people vote to protect marriage.
Click here to send an email to your state senator and state representative today! In 5 minutes or less, you can customize a letter and let your elected officials you expect them to support marriage.
Tell your friends and family! With your help, we can flood the State Capitol with hundreds, or even thousands of phone calls and emails in support of the marriage amendment. Use the buttons below to share this message with friends and family by email, Facebook, or Twitter!
We have just a few days to protect marriage in North Carolina. Please take a few moments to let your legislators hear from you today!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage