Dear Marriage Supporter,
With "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day"—which NOM was instrumental in launching, along with Governor Mike Huckabee—America witnessed a national demonstration of support for marriage.
In the past, voting on the marriage issue has been undertaken quietly, at the state level; and, time and again, voters have gone into the privacy of the voting booth and traditional marriage has emerged the winner—in 32 consecutive states! But in the outpouring of support for Chick-fil-A, we've seen a nationwide, and very public, demonstration of Americans' belief in the biblical meaning of marriage.
The millions of people who took time out of their day, and money out of their wallets, to support a business leader who had publicly spoken up for God's definition of marriage—they are our families and our friends. They stand with us: we are the silent majority, but on this day we rose up and spoke up, in a very prominent way.
Now is the time to capitalize on the momentum we established in showing our support for Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A. Marriage is on the ballot this fall in four critical states—Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington. Every one of those battles is enormously important. Even though voters in 32 consecutive states have voted to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman, homosexual activists are raising millions of dollars to defeat us. If they are successful in even one state, they will have leverage to get the mainstream media to convince Americans—and the US Supreme Court—that our country has changed, and that it's time for gay marriage to come to the entire nation.
We need to mount a national campaign to win in these four states. That's what the Stand For Marriage America campaign is all about. Supported by NOM, and managed by ActRight (a clearinghouse for conservative action), Stand For Marriage America makes it easy for people to support all four state campaigns to preserve traditional marriage.
If every person who made an effort to eat at Chick-fil-A last Wednesday donated $10 to Stand For Marriage America, we would guarantee victory in all four of these critical states. There's no question that people will vote to preserve marriage—as they have done in 32 straight states—as long as we have the resources to communicate with voters and get out the vote. We need to raise millions of dollars to prevail, because we're battling against billionaires on Wall Street and in Hollywood, including Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, who has himself given $2.5 million to our opponents.
We can overcome the contributions of Bezos and his billionaire friends with our strength in numbers: if we all contribute together to Stand For Marriage America. Contributions will by default be divided equally between each of the four states; but if you prefer, you can specifically designate part of your donation to go to a specific state.
Can you give $500 to help us preserve marriage? I know that's asking a lot, but some can afford a gift of this amount, or even more. But whatever you can give—$250, $100 or $25—will go a long way. Even if enough people just contributed the price of a nice meal at Chick-fil-A—say, $10—we would be able to meet our goal, and fund each of these four critically important marriage campaigns!
I know NOM supporters can raise $100,000 in the next week through Stand For Marriage America. Prove me right! Will you join us?
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