Dear Marriage Supporter,
Over the next 16 months, hundreds of millions of dollars are going to pour into campaign war chests of the men and women vying for the American presidency. Many of them are going to use that money to paint a picture of themselves that they think the American people will respond to. That's politics as usual, unfortunately. But let me speak bluntly: the cause of marriage needs a president who will be a champion, not someone who will only "talk the talk," or worse, work to actively undermine this most important institution that is the foundation of our society.
You see, no matter what the US Supreme Court decides later this month, after eight disastrous years of Barack Obama as president, we need someone who will boldly and honorably support marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We need the next president to use the "bully pulpit" to rally the American people. We need legislation enacted to protect people from harassment and punishment simply for speaking out in support of marriage. We need a president who will take the issue of religious liberty seriously. And if, God forbid, the Supreme Court illegitimately decides to concoct a constitutional "right" to same-sex marriage, we need a president who is committed to working with us to reverse such a decision, including committing to appoint pro-marriage justices to the Supreme Court.
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) urgently needs to expand our membership base to mobilize Americans across the country to ensure that the next president is a pro-marriage champion. Over 50 million Americans have voted to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and these people need a group to be their voice. We are that voice.
NOM members are a community of courageous men and women who are standing firm in the face of loud, strident activism from the left that cares more about fulfilling the sexual desires of adults than they do about what is best for children and society. Our members come from every walk of life, many religious traditions, small towns and major cities — anywhere Americans can be found, NOM's members are there!
We have 50,000 dues paying members today, but we must increase that to 100,000 by December 31. Why? Because a strong membership makes our voice that much louder and more important when we are defending marriage. And when it comes to being able to influence the outcome of a presidential contest, the more members we have, the more effective we can be. Starting in January, the presidential nominating process will move very rapidly. We won't have time to recruit new members then — we will need to be mobilizing them in state after state to make a difference.
We know that informed members are able to help us take our pro-marriage message to every corner of America, so we make sure you have resources. As a member, you'll receive a copy of the book, "What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense," co-authored by Robert P. George, PhD., NOM's co-founder and a highly-influential professor at Princeton where he is the Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
Additionally, you'll receive a membership card, weekly email updates, our newsletter and a bumper sticker — all for a membership donation of just $35 or more.
Each new member that joins NOM allows us to increase our efforts to advocate for the truth of marriage. You will help us fight for marriage in the halls of power, in the courts and in the court of public opinion. You will help us organize massive public defenses of marriage like our March for Marriage that brought over 15,000 people to our nation's capitol just a few weeks ago. Wherever and whenever activists attempt to undermine the truth of marriage, you will help us be there to defend what God created and what has served our nation so well — marriage, the union of one man and one woman.
It takes courage to stand up against a loud, vocal group of elites from academia, corporate boardrooms, Hollywood and the media that insists that they alone know what is best for our beloved country. That claims to represent all of us. That demands we forsake the truth of marriage, a core institution of our society.
You may have felt you are alone in your conviction that marriage is — and must remain — a union of one man and one woman. But when you join NOM today, you will become part of a vibrant movement of Americans who are standing together to protect our cherished and deeply held institution of marriage.
Stand for Truth. Stand for Freedom. Stand for Marriage. Become a member today and help us fight for a tomorrow where the truth of marriage still stands firm.
P.S. Don't forget that your membership of just $35 will be acknowledged with your own copy of "What is Marriage?" as well as a membership card, weekly email updates, newsletters and a bumper sticker.
Please don't let the only voices heard in America be those who oppose marriage. Join NOM today by giving the most generous gift you can and help us fight every day for the truth of marriage. Thank you.