Dear Marriage Supporter,
Happy Memorial Day! As we remember the brave men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, it sad to think how easily these freedoms have been trampled upon by an out-of-control judiciary, derelict politicians, or the mainstream media in the marriage debate.
As we all salute those who have died for their country, may each of us gain a measure of added resolve to stand for marriage and the First Amendment Freedoms guaranteed us by the Constitution they sacrificed for. And as you think about the parades you may see today, let me bring you up to date on our big parade, the March for Marriage.
First, some fantastic news! Governor Mike Huckabee — an outspoken champion for marriage, family, and life — will be a featured speaker at the 2nd Annual March for Marriage on June 19th!
I'm ecstatic and tremendously grateful that a national figure the magnitude of Gov. Huckabee is taking a stand with us in support of marriage!
We need to get the word out to as many people as possible and bring thousands upon thousands of marriage supporters to our nation's capitol. Securing a speaker like Gov. Huckabee will help us do that... but we need to get the word out.
I need your help to keep up and capitalize on this incredible momentum. Please click here to make a generous and fully tax-deductible donation in support of the March for Marriage.
Some more great news: The preparations for the 2014 March for Marriage are going incredibly well!
I just recently got off the phone with my good friend, New York State Senator, Rev. Ruben Diaz, who will be speaking at the March again this year. He told me that he plans to bring down over 100 buses to the March from the Bronx this year!
He is calling it the "Second Annual Bus Vigil to Washington." He plans to depart New York at 4:00 am in a spiritual convoy of activists coming to the nation's capital to defend marriage! That's over 5,000 people — overwhelmingly Latino and African-American constituents — that a single political and spiritual leader wants to bring to Washington DC this summer!
Beyond even that, the requests we've received from spiritual leaders have been truly overwhelming. Almost daily we are receiving requests from poor churches, asking us for assistance in bringing thousands of marriage champions to Washington DC to attend the March and make their voices heard in our nation's capital.
We have committed to helping Rev. Diaz fund those 100 buses out of New York and we'd like to help fund as many additional buses as possible so that everyone who wants to attend the March will be able to do so!
Many churches and groups are able to pay the entire cost of bringing a bus but others do not have the means to afford the full cost themselves. We need to help them to make sure that everybody who wishes to come is able to participate.
Each bus from New York will bring over 50 people and costs around $2,000. We have around two weeks to raise $100,000 to bring all of these buses to Washington. 100 buses means:
Your gift today of $40 will bring an additional marcher to Washington DC.
Your gift of $120 will bring 3 additional marriage supporters to the march.
A gift of $400 will bring 10 additional defenders of marriage to town!
And a gift of $2,000 will cover the entire cost of bringing a bus full of avid marriage defenders to the March!
Just because someone is not blessed with the means doesn't mean they shouldn't have a voice just like everyone else.
At this moment, marriage needs courageous and self-sacrificing heroes to stand up and defend it. We need to send the strongest message possible to the political, academic and media elites of our great nation: marriage is between one man and one woman because children deserve a mom and a dad!
Rest assured, whatever amount you are able to donate will immediately be put to use in bringing as many people as possible to the March this June!
Thank you for everything you do to defend marriage.
Brian S. Brown
P.S. The time to organize, reserve and pay for these buses is NOW. This is a chance to make a national statement and build a movement in defense of marriage that will endure for years and decades to come. Please click here to make a generous donation to help us take advantage of this incredible opportunity and support these thousands of marriage defenders in their desire to rally in defense of marriage on June 19th.