Dear Marriage Supporter,
I am writing to update you on the state of the race in New York, and to ask for your urgent support to help get the job done. Please make a generous donation to the NOM PAC NY today to help us push across the finish line in several key races that will send a message across the nation.
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Fifteen months ago, when turncoat politicians pushed same-sex marriage through behind closed doors in the dark of night, we promised that we would not stop until marriage was restored in New York.
And the first order of business was to hold accountable the seven turncoat senators who imposed same-sex marriage on the state.
With your help, we have already come a long way! Four of the seven have already been defeated, and the remaining three are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in a desperate attempt to save their careers.
James Alesi. Roy McDonald. Carl Kruger. Shirley Huntley. Mark Grisanti. Stephen Saland. Joseph Addabbo.
James Alesi—despite earlier boasts—saw the handwriting on the wall and decided to retire rather than face voters.
In May, NOM helped elect pro-marriage David Storobin to replace disgraced Senator Carl Kruger in a special election.
Last month, for the first time in more than fifty years, a sitting Republican senator in New York was defeated in a primary election when Kathy Marchione defeated Roy McDonald.
Neil Di Carlo nearly pulled off a similar upset despite being outspent nearly 30-1 in his campaign against Steve Saland—and Di Carlo is still in the race on the Conservative Party line with a chance to pull off an election day upset.
Also last month, NOM helped pro-marriage candidate James Sanders defeat Shirley Huntley in the Democratic Party primary.
Election day is just a week away, and many New Yorkers are digging out from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. But upstate, Mark Grisanti is trying to buy his way to victory in a four-way race. His chief pro-marriage opponent, NOM-backed Conservative Party candidate Charles Swanick, greatly needs our support in these final days to prevent a Grisanti victory.
In the Hudson valley, Neil Di Carlo is in a tight rematch with Stephen Saland—except this time Saland has a Democratic opponent who is expected to draw some of Saland's primary supporters, giving Di Carlo a clear shot at Saland's senate seat.
And in an under-reported race, the latest polls show Joseph Addabo stuck at 45% support against his Republican challenger just weeks before election day.
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We have accomplished much together already, and there are critical races all across the nation this November, but perhaps none would send a more resounding message than for us to prove to the world that a politicians' vote for same-sex marriage is a career-ending vote, even in a deep blue state like New York.
I know there are many requests for your support right now, but I hope you will make the most generous gift you can to help finish the job in New York. Whether it's $25 or $2500, your support is key to our success in taking back New York. Please stand with us today!
Cumulative donations of more than $99 to NOM PAC NY are reported to the State of New York as required by law.