Dear Marriage Supporter,
On Monday, we launched a new campaign to Defend DOMA—protecting the one federal statute defining marriage as the union of a husband and wife against increasing attacks in the courts, in Congress, and even from President Obama himself.
In just 48 hours, nearly a thousand of you have already taken action, donating, sending emails to Congress, and spreading the word to your friends.
Thank you! Together, your emails are sending a powerful message to Congress, urging our leaders to stand for marriage, reinforcing the House leadership's decision authorizing Congressional intervention in pending cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and denouncing President Obama's unilateral declaration that our marriage laws are unconstitutional.
It's a great start, but we need thousands more! In just 5 minutes, you can send an email to your congressman, urging him to join Rep. Vicky Hartzler as a co-sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 25.
As of today, the Hartzler resolution has nearly 100 co-sponsors. President Obama's extra-constitutional power grab in declaring marriage unconstitutional has drawn criticism from legal scholars across the political spectrum. It's time for members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, to go on record in support of marriage.
We've seen time and time again, what a difference individual voices can make, and working together we send a powerful message to our elected representatives.
In just three easy steps, you can join the effort to protect marriage and defend DOMA:
- Donate to help us take the message of marriage to millions of Americans from coast to coast.
- Sign the petition, sending an email urging your congressman to stand for marriage as a co-sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 25.
- Share with your friends. Help spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, through your own blog or website.
Together, we are making a difference! I hope you'll join us today!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage
P.S.: As you know, we have received a $1 million matching challenge grant. Over the next four weeks, every dollar we can raise will be doubled up to $1 million dollars. If the federal protections for marriage are lost, every state will be in jeopardy. This is a powerful opportunity to reinforce our federal marriage protections and put Congress on notice that the American people care about marriage. Please make your most generous gift today!