Dear Marriage Supporter,
If you live in New York's 9th Congressional District, please be sure to vote today for Republican Bob Turner in the special election to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner. And if you know anyone who lives in Brooklyn or Queens, please call them to make sure they get out and vote!
This race, in a normally safe Democratic district, has broken wide open, with the latest polls showing Democrat David Weprin trailing Republican Bob Turner. The unspoken elephant in the room is Weprin's vote for same-sex marriage in the New York Assembly earlier this year, which deeply offended many of his Orthodox Jewish and Hispanic constituents. NOM was in this race early with the largest independent expenditures in the race, including mailings and over 100,000 phone calls voiced by Rabbi Wallerstein and State Senator Ruben Diaz. (Follow all the latest campaign news at NOMblog.com.)
A victory by Turner would send a huge message not just in the 9th Congressional District, but across the nation. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is reported to be in "panic mode," spending half a million dollars on TV ads over the weekend.
Send a message for marriage by voting for Bob Turner today! Then call anyone you know who lives in Brooklyn or Queens and make sure they vote, too!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage