The New York State Legislature is expected to vote on a same–sex marriage bill soon. Please take action today urging your Senator and Assemblyman to stand for marriage.
Today the legislature begins a 2–week vacation, returning to Albany on May 2nd. Reports out of Albany are indicating that the legislature will vote on same–sex marriage shortly after they return.
Two years ago, your phone calls and emails helped block same–sex marriage in New York, as even the New York Times acknowledged that key legislators voting against the same–sex marriage bill did so because of “overwhelming opposition to same–sex marriage among their constituents.” The same thing happened in New Jersey, and earlier this year, in Maryland and Rhode Island.
The message is clear. When the people stand up, same–sex marriage advocates have to back down. Despite carefully crafted PR campaigns, gay marriage advocates simply cannot muster the votes when legislators start hearing from their constituents.
We can do it again, but only if you do two things today:
- Click here to send an email to your state senator and assemblyman today. Or click here to look up their phone number. Never underestimate the power of your phone calls or emails, especially over these next two weeks while they are at home in their districts.
- Forward this message to at least 5 friends today. Or share this email via Facebook and Twitter. We need thousands of New Yorkers contacting their legislators over these next two weeks. Please help get the word out!
Together we can send a powerful message to our elected officials. Please join us today!