Dear Marriage Supporter,
Coming off of the most successful March for Marriage ever, followed by oral arguments at the Supreme Court that were hailed as a sign of encouragement to marriage supporters everywhere, I have just received some more good news!
Enthused by the incredible success NOM has been able to achieve over the past few months and excited about the opportunities that are presenting themselves for the coming months, a generous donor has stepped forward to provide $200,000 in matching gift funds!
Won't you please be among the first to renew your membership in NOM — knowing that your donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar — standing up for marriage and investing in our future with a generous donation today?
Our matching gift donor is challenging us to greatly expand NOM's membership and grow our base for the coming fight... because regardless of what the Supreme Court decides in June about the legal definition of marriage, religious liberty and marriage will always need to be defended.
To that end, he is asking us to renew and acquire 5,000 members before the Supreme Court issues its decision in a little over a month.
And right now couldn't be a more fortuitous time to be blessed with this matching gift challenge.
In the coming months, we must:
- Advance critical legislation on both the federal and state level defending our First Freedoms, including the right to act in accordance with our sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage;
- Defend organizations and individuals standing up for marriage from attacks from both radicals trying to silence opposition to their redefinitionist agenda and the government trying to coerce people to abandon their religious principles in deference to their new same-sex 'marriage' orthodoxy;
- Elevate the marriage issue in the presidential race — especially on the Republican side — and sending an unequivocal message that redefining marriage is a losing position politically.
We have already made tremendous strides in these areas...
We anticipate MARFA legislation being put forward in Congress soon and we will be launching our presidential pledge in the coming months.
In fact, presidential candidates have already been moving more toward defending marriage, with Governor Scott Walker recently coming out in support of amending the Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman and Jeb Bush making some very strong statements about judicial activism and not respecting the will of the people.
And all of this is in addition to the ongoing efforts to develop educational programs designed to teach people the importance of marriage to society and especially children; and the grassroots mobilization we are undertaking to help us advance a federal marriage amendment and make an impact in the coming presidential election.
Won't you please help us capitalize on the momentum of the March and oral arguments at the Supreme Court by advancing our aggressive agenda over the coming months and take advantage of this matching gift challenge by renewing your membership today?
PS: Remember, a donor was so excited by the success of the March and how well oral arguments at the Supreme Court went that he is willing to put up $200,000 of his own money in matching gift funds — matching every gift you make, dollar-for-dollar — to help NOM push forward with its aggressive defense of marriage in the coming months. He understands that whichever way the Supreme Court rules on marriage, it will always need defending. Help us reach our goal of renewing 5,000 members before the Supreme Court issues its decision by making a special gift today. Thank you in advance.