Dear Marriage Supporter,
What a week it's been!
As you know, it started with a resounding 22-point victory in North Carolina, which became the thirty-first state to amend their constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
This is a BIG victory! As the first of five states likely to vote on marriage this year, North Carolina set the tone and gives the defenders of traditional marriage some significant momentum.
Momentum we will need—because the day after the vote in NC, President Obama officially came out endorsing same-sex marriage.
That's why I launched Stand for Marriage America, a campaign to raise $100,000 by midnight tonight to support the four state campaigns defending marriage at the ballot box this November: Washington State, Maryland, Maine and Minnesota.
NOM will match dollar-for-dollar every donation up to $100,000, so each state campaign could receive an immediate infusion of $50,000!
Maryland and Washington only have a few weeks left to gather the signatures needed to qualify the referendum for the November ballot and both of them could really use the financial boost to ensure they have more than enough ballots signed (because the other side will undoubtedly challenge the validity of tens of thousands of our signatures) by the upcoming deadline.
It's critical that each of these four campaigns receive the financial support they need to counter the same-sex marriage lobby's propaganda and lies.
In the next year to year-and-a-half, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely hear cases pertaining to Proposition 8 and DOMA which will have incredible implications for the future of marriage in America.
And the Supreme Court will be hesitant to overturn the unanimous verdict of 35 out of 35 states voting to protect marriage. But a loss in any one eliminates that unanimity and puts the laws defending marriage in jeopardy across the nation.
Your gift of $50 will become $100—$25 for each state effort. $100 becomes $200—$50 to defend marriage in each state. And $500 becomes $1,000—$250 to support efforts to protect marriage in Washington State, Maryland, Maine and Minnesota.
Thank you so much for supporting marriage!
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.