Dear Marriage Supporter,
Across the nation the gender-bending ideology of the Obama administration and LGBT extremists is being imposed by government bureaucrats without regard to the safety or privacy of girls and women. In Washington state, we have a chance to do something to stop it, but only if we act immediately to help with an urgent appeal.
Washington state's grossly mis-named and unelected Human Rights Commission took the horrendous step of passing a rule that opened all of the state's public locker rooms, bathrooms, and other intimate facilities to men simply based on them claiming a female 'gender identity.' It applies to every public school, park, ball field and public building.
The good news is that NOM has joined with our allies at the Washington Family Policy Institute to back the Just Want Privacy campaign, to give the voters of Washington the ability to repeal this dangerous rule at the ballot box this November. The campaign needs to gather 300,000 signatures by July 8th, and they have an energetic army of volunteers working across the state to collect signatures. Committed grassroots supporters are actively gathering signatures in churches, neighborhoods, and at scores of community events throughout the state. It is an impressive effort, but more needs to be done.
The campaign has an immediate need to raise $100,000 to be successful. To help them reach that goal a generous donor has offered to match every contribution given before Wednesday 5PM PDT up to $50,000. The funds are needed right away to support distribution of petitions through the volunteer network, as well as mounting a strategic professional signature effort to supplement what the volunteers are able to collect. The campaign has issued an emergency appeal and I am asking all of NOM's supporters to help.
Please make an immediate contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more directly to the Just Want Privacy campaign. Your gift will be doubled if you contribute before Wednesday afternoon and will be used to support the petition drive to put the initiative on the ballot so that voters can repeal this dangerous "gender identity" bathroom rule this November. (Please note Washington State requires Just Want Privacy to report donor data for gifts over $25, including employment information if the donor's aggregate giving exceeds $100.)
The fundraising needs of the Just Want Privacy campaign are significant, but with the $50,000 matching gift program their goal is reachable. For every dollar you contribute, the campaign will receive two dollars! That is why I am asking you to help Just Want Privacy with a generous contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more knowing that your gift will be doubled. If you've been blessed with greater resources, please consider a gift of $1,000, $1,500, or even $2,500. Whatever you give will be matched dollar for dollar.
In Washington State 75% of those polled agree men do not belong in intimate facilities reserved for girls and women such as locker and changing rooms or bathrooms and showers. If we can get the measure on the ballot, we have an excellent chance to repeal this dangerous rule. Our children deserve to have their privacy respected and their safety protected. Women deserve safe places. The unelected bureaucrats on the Human Rights Commission have forced on Washingtonians — mother and fathers, sons and daughters — as well businesses, a horrendously bad and dangerous law that no legislator or voter has ever approved that puts the political demands of a very small minority over the safety and privacy of the rest of the citizenry.
Just Want Privacy can reverse this travesty at the ballot box in November, but only if they get the necessary signatures by July 8th into the Secretary of State's office. However, I am going to be blunt — our allies in Washington State need help from across the nation to raise the necessary funds to gather the signatures.
I don't have to tell you what is at stake. Unless voters have the ability to put a stop to the unfair, unjust and dangerous rules imposed by the unelected and grossly misnamed Human Rights Commission, girls and women will have their privacy and safety jeopardized in the most intimate of facilities — bathrooms, showers, locker rooms and changing areas. Victims of sexual assault have testified that they are haunted by memories of their assaults as they are confronted by biological males. None of this is necessary. The needs of the few transgendered individuals can be accommodated without jeopardizing the safety and privacy of the rest of the citizenry.
And keep this in mind: if we can win this November in Washington state, we will send a message to policymakers across the country that voters do not support this dangerous gender ideology being pushed on the nation by Obama and his extremist LGBT allies.
Just Want Privacy has two weeks left to finish gathering 300,000 signatures to qualify their initiative for the ballot and to allow Washingtonians not just to repeal this unsafe rule but to also send a message to the whole nation that the people can stand up against the insanity pushed on us by LGBT-extremists and their friends in government and big business.
PS — Every dollar you give to the Just Want Privacy campaign will mean that two dollars can be devoted to supporting the collection of the needed signatures to repeal the "gender identity" rule that risks the privacy and safety of girls and women. Please give today!