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Urgent Need In North Carolina!

 

Urgent Need In North Carolina!

Dear Marriage Supporter,

I'll keep this message brief, but we have an urgent need in North Carolina and I need your help immediately.

As we expected, our opponents in North Carolina have just launched a million dollar ad campaign, flooding the airwaves with outrageous lies and misrepresentations.

And the North Carolina campaign doesn't have the resources to respond.

Tami Fitzgerald, head of Vote for Marriage NC, tells me that they have had to cut their advertising budget by two-thirds simply because they don't have the money...and that the pro-SSM forces in North Carolina have just placed a television schedule that will outnumber pro-marriage ads 3 to 1.

I am asking each of us to dig deep and do whatever you can to help protect marriage in North Carolina right now. Please click here to give directly to the North Carolina campaign.

No matter how much you can afford, it is absolutely critical that you take immediate action!

Donate now

Here's the good news. Our opponents know that the people of North Carolina believe in marriage. In fact, their ads never once mention same-sex marriage!

But they are flooding the airwaves of North Carolina with misleading messages suggesting that the marriage amendment will strip single people of domestic violence protections and deprive kids of health insurance.

They've made these claims before. Virginia's amendment is very similar to North Carolina's, and opponents there claimed that the amendment would remove domestic violence protections from unmarried people—but it wasn't true in Virginia, and it's not true in North Carolina.

In fact, 30 states have marriage protection amendments, and nowhere have the opponents scare tactics proven true.

But we must have the resources to expose these lies—on television, so that the people who are watching these ads will also see the truth presented side by side.

Out-of-state gay marriage organizations like the Human Rights Campaign have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into North Carolina, knowing the critical strategic impact of this state—the last state in the South without a marriage amendment.

We don't have millions of dollars from Hollywood liberals and Wall Street insiders, but we do have hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans across the country who care about marriage and are aware of how significant this battle is.

If each of us were to give just $25, $50, or $100, the North Carolina campaign could fight back effectively. Will you join me in supporting the North Carolina campaign today?

Donate now

My friend, for the first time, I'm truly concerned that we could lose this battle if we don't have the resources to respond to this campaign of lies and misrepresentations. I can't overstate the disastrous impact of such a defeat, not only in North Carolina, but nationwide.

The clock is ticking and the same-sex marriage groups have fully funded their deceptive media campaign, spreading their lies and misleading the voters. We must be able to fight back with the truth, but with just two weeks left, time is very short.

Please respond before it's too late.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted April 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Man, Brian, that's three this month.

    And the real fights (MD, MN) haven't even begun yet.......

    Ouch.

    Well, sure would be nice to have some pro-marriage billionaires step up to the plate here....

    All right. Finished complaining. Donation on way to NC.

  2. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted April 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    It's a critical time in the marriage debate. There's a lot going on. Only two weeks left until the NC vote. This is a must-win. I'll get another check mailed to them tomorrow.

  3. Randy E King
    Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    The marriage corruption movement has tried every trick in the book. Now these miscreants have orchestrated a battle of the bulge manuver in a desperate attempt to gain back some of the ground they lossed with the unexpected strength of the Allied resistance.

  4. John M.
    Posted April 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    President Obama is going to NC over the coming days to offer students a carrot in the form of reduced interest on student loans. He will sell the loan discount plan as partisan politics. You can bet it will come with implication that students should start voting like Democrats NOW by voting NO on May 8 against the NC state amendment intended to tidy up marriage law as between 1 man and 1 woman. It will be pathetic.

  5. Randy E King
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    John,

    Especially when it is brought to light that it was President Obama and the Democrat controlled House and Senate that passed the legislation that had student loan rates doubling in the run-up to the 2012 election.

    Apparently the Democrats thought it would be a good idea to manufacture a controversy leading up to the 2012 campaign so they could ride in looking like the good guys.

    I guess the Democrats have a very low opinion of the intelect of the average college student.

  6. Posted April 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    President Obama--trying to convince students to sell their birthright for a mess of pottage.