Dear Marriage Supporter,
Marriage rests on a knife's edge in Washington, and the next few days are critical.
Please use the links below to take action, then forward this message to five friends today, and come to the hearings at the Capitol in Olympia next Monday.
In early January, Governor Gregoire announced her support for same-sex marriage (SSM). Days later, legislators introduced SSM legislation in both the House and Senate. And with 50 House co-sponsors and 23 co-sponsors in the Senate, advocates are just two votes shy of passing the bill for Gov. Gregoire's signature.
We need a massive outpouring of grassroots opposition to stop them. Please join us today!
Please understand this: The only way to stop them is for you—and all your friends and family—to let your legislators know exactly where you stand on marriage.
Please, if there is any way you can be there, come to Olympia on Monday to attend the hearing and meet with your state senator and representative. Bring a group from your church to stand up for marriage. Organize friends to make phone calls and send emails.
Whatever you can do, please do it and ask others to join you.
- Click here to look up phone numbers for your state senator and representative.
- Click here to send your legislators an email today.
- Then come to Olympia on Monday to attend the hearing.
We need as many as possible to attend Monday's hearing. The hearing begins at 10am, and while the hearing room is small, and only a few will be able to get in, your presence will send a loud message to our elected officials about how their constituents feel about marriage. Please show up no later than 9am as the hearing will be heavily attended.
Senate Government Operations Committee
Monday, January 23rd at 10:00 am (come early!)
John A Cherberg Building
Senate Hearing Room 2
Click here for directions and parking information (PDF)
The Family Policy Institute of Washington and other grassroots organizations are doing terrific work in standing up against this latest threat to marriage.
But this effort will only succeed if all of us step up and tell politicians in Olympia: "Don't Mess with Marriage!"
Please, take five minutes to contact your legislators right now. Then forward this email to five friends, post it on Facebook, and/or print a copy and take it with you to church.
Together we can stop this effort, but it's going to take all of us.
This message has been authorized and paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Brian Brown, President. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate.