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URGENT ALERT: Help Save Marriage in Washington State!

 

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You may have heard that Governor Christine Gregoire has just signed legislation purporting to make Washington state the seventh state to redefine marriage to accommodate the demands of gay marriage activists.

What you may not have heard is that this is by no means a settled issue.

NOM is joining with the Family Policy Institute of Washington, Stand for Marriage Washington, Concerned Women for America and hundreds of other groups, pastors and individuals to take this issue directly to the people in November via a referendum.

We need your help!

The referendum was filed today in Olympia just hours after Governor Gregoire signed the legislation. This begins the legal process that will result in referendum petitions being circulated in a few weeks, once we complete the required preparatory steps. We need to collect 120,577 voter signatures by June 6th to prevent the law from taking effect and qualify the referendum to the ballot.

But we're not waiting for petitions to be available to start.

By the time we have received official approval to being circulating the petitions, we want to have 50,000 people identified and ready to circulate the petitions. Will you help us?

With our allies, we have launched a campaign coalition called Preserve Marriage Washington. We ask you to go to www.preservemarriagewashington.com to sign up as a supporter. You'll be part of our campaign and will learn what we are doing to preserve marriage as God intended it.

If you live in the state, please also check the box to request petitions once they are available.

And for those of you receiving this email all across the nation, please, if you know anyone who lives in Washington state, let them know about our efforts and ask them to sign up to request petitions as well.

Even if you can't circulate petitions, you can still do a lot to preserve marriage in Washington. You can join with thousands of others to pray for the success of the referendum effort. This is a spiritual battle as much as it is a political battle.

You can also make a contribution to the effort to help us get going. This will be an expensive undertaking that comes at a time when NOM is already stretched to the max. Please prayerfully consider a gift of funds to the campaign by clicking here.

It seems like marriage is under attack all over the country, and NOM is doing everything we can every day to preserve marriage. We must be successful in getting this referendum on the ballot in Washington state. Please help us.

Paid for by National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, Brian Brown, President. Not authorized by any candidate, candidate's committee, or ballot issue committee.

Contributions or gifts to Minnesota for Marriage, Protect Marriage Maine, Maryland Marriage Alliance - No on 6, and Preserve Marriage Washington are not tax deductible.

MN - PAID ADVERTISEMENT: Prepared and paid for by the Minnesota for Marriage committee, 2355 Fairview Ave N, Box 301, Roseville, MN 55113, in support of the marriage protection amendment.

WA - Paid for by Preserve Marriage Washington, 16212 Bothell-Everett Highway, Ste. F, #276, Mill Creek, Washington 98012.

MD - Maryland Marriage Alliance - No on 6, Brian Duggan, Treasurer.

7 Comments

  1. Erin Sellers
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Please save the sanctity of Marriage and family!!! Relationships suffer but the children are the ones who really suffer! The future of our country is at stake!

  2. Posted February 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    If I lived there, I would sign this.

  3. The.Truth
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    You would Michael!?

    Wow that's a shocker. :-P

  4. aCultureWarrior
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    I've donated to the cause, and asked that a petition be mailed to me. I'll do all that I can to preserve what God created!

  5. gerry gilbert
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I've gone to your home page but CANNOT find a link for me to create a 'user name' and 'password'. Where is the page/link where I can do that??? Also, I did request petitions (using your Home Page) as I want to canvass for signatures in the Stanwood, Washington, area. How do I coordinate that with you and/or anyone else who may be doing the same in the Stanwood area. LOTS of conservative folks in this area and we can do well getting signatures here. PLEASE get back to me asap. Thank you!

  6. Amelia
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Please stay out of my home state. I want to come home and get married some day, and my friends want to have married parents.

  7. TC Matthews
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Amelia, I hope you do get married someday. I hope that when you do, it is the marriage that is full of meaning, and not watered down, separated from it's roots and devoid of purpose. I hope that your children and friends will have the benefit of both a mother and a father in the home, and that your life will be full of joy.