The News-Record republishes the press release announcing the launch:
Raleigh — A group of civic and religious leaders have formed a campaign committee to urge North Carolinians to pass the marriage protection amendment next May. Organized under the banner “Vote FOR Marriage NC,” initial members of the Executive Committee include the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Christian Action League, NC Values Coalition, a coalition of African American pastors, and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). The group also includes a multitude of other policy organizations, denominations, and civic groups.
“We very much look forward to a dialogue with North Carolina voters about the importance of preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” said Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of NC Values Coalition and a founding member of Vote FOR Marriage NC. “The marriage amendment ensures that voters and not activist judges will decide the definition of marriage in our state. Marriage as the union of one man and one woman has served North Carolina well since before we were a state, and it’s time we respected the institution of marriage enough to protect it in our state constitution.”