Dear Marriage Supporter,
Last night, the Washington Senate voted 28-21 to pass the same-sex marriage bill, with 4 Republicans voting for the bill and 3 Democrats voting against. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives, where a vote is expected as soon as next week.
The media is reporting that the bill will pass easily in the House—but we've heard that line before.
We've seen it happen time and time again: gay marriage activists believe that victory is in their grasp, and then a last minute surge of you and our pro-marriage heroes pull off a last-minute victory to protect marriage.
We need you to be part of that surge today.
Please, stop what you are doing and immediately contact your representatives in Olympia and tell them to vote NO on same-sex marriage:
Please use the links in this message to take action, then forward this message to five friends and family today.
The Editors of the Washington Olympian recently made an excellent point:
"Our fear at this point is that the contentious marriage debate will distract lawmakers who have only 60-days to balance a state operating budget that's $1.5 billion out of alignment. That must be the top priority."
We couldn't agree more that legislators in Olympia have their priorities backward. We need you to help us demand they stop attacking marriage and focus on getting their fiscal house in order instead:
Whatever you can do, please do it and ask others to join you.
- Click here to look up phone numbers for your state representatives.
- Click here to send your representatives an email today.
- Forward this email to as many friends as you can—we must create a grassroots groundswell to stop this from happening.
- Consider other creative ways to support marriage, including writing to your local paper.
Please know that you are not alone. There is a huge amount of activity happening across various grassroots organizations to ensure that marriage is protected in Washington no matter what.
And we know these efforts have the absolute best chance of succeeding when all of us step up and tell politicians in Olympia: "Don't Mess with Marriage!" and let them know we're not going anywhere. We will always fight to protect marriage.
And if the politicians won't listen, NOM will work side-by-side with a coalition of state pro-family organizations in Washington to collect the roughly 120,000 signatures needed to put the bill up for statewide referendum, ensuring that every Washingtonian gets to vote on marriage this November.
This time, the politicians won't have the final say—if they don't listen to the people now, they'll have to listen in November.
In the time you've read this email you could have already contacted your legislator. Please do it right now!
Thank you so very much! We will continue to keep you up to date on the latest news and developments.
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