Dear Marriage Supporter,
It's time for action!
The House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on the same-sex marriage bill ( HB 5012) next Wednesday afternoon, starting at approximately 4:30pm. The hearing will be held in Room 313 at the State House in Providence, and by our count, the committee vote will likely be very, very close.
This hearing and the subsequent committee vote is our first chance to derail the same-sex marriage bill – and throwing a major wrench in the plans of activists who have virtually guaranteed that they would push same-sex marriage through in Rhode Island this year.
Here’s what you can do:
1. Call your state representative – especially if he or she sits on the Judiciary committee – and urge him or her to vote no on the same-sex marriage bill. Politely, but firmly, tell them that the people of Rhode Island deserve the chance to be heard on this important issue. Click here to look up the phone number for your state representative.
2. Send an email to the members of the committee and to your own state representative. In less than 3 minutes you can customize and send the sample letter that we have prepared, reaching every member of the committee with your concerns about this same-sex marriage bill. Click here to send your email right now!
3. Tell a friend! Between now and Wednesday, same-sex marriage activists will be pressuring the committee to pass HB5012. But if we make our voices heard, we can stop same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. Spread the word through email, Facebook, Twitter. Be sure to mention it to your friends at church this weekend, too.
4. Attend the hearing! There is ample parking in the Providence Place Mall "Stateside" lot, just a 4-minute walk from the State House. It only costs $1.00 for 3 hours. The hearing will start sometime around 4:30/5:00pm and be held in Room 313. Your presence is very important. Please try to make it out for all or part of the hearing.
With your help, we have a chance to send a message to Providence that will not soon be forgotten – hundreds, or even thousands, of Rhode Islanders standing up for marriage.
National Organization for Marriage, Rhode Island