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Watch Our New Video on Religious Liberty


Marriage Supporter — NOM has just released an important new video calling on all marriage supporters to sign our new petition to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to issue comprehensive rules to protect the religious liberty of people who support marriage, life and the truth of gender and ensure we are not targeted by the federal government because of our views. Please watch the video.

This powerful new video is part of our ongoing commitment to pressure the Trump administration to once and for all fulfill President Trump's repeated promises to people of faith that his administration would "do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty."

There are a number of things that we have applauded President Trump on since his election, especially the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court and the rescission of President Obama's illegal transgender bathroom mandate in the public schools. But we are obligated to call President Trump out when he has not done what he has promised to do – and protecting the religious liberty of people of faith to continue to live out their beliefs about marriage, gender, life and human sexuality is at the top of the "unfulfilled promises" list.

There is still time for President Trump to get this right. That's why we encourage you to watch our new video, share it with your friends and family, and then make sure that you and everyone you can reach has signed the petition to Attorney General Sessions.

NOM is a top group in the country continuing to pressure the Trump administration to fulfill the president's promises to provide comprehensive religious liberty protections. We need to raise additional funds to expand the launch of this video and invite more people to sign the petition.

Please make a generous financial contribution to NOM today, which will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor. If you can contribute $25, NOM will receive $50. Whatever amount you can manage -- $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more – will immediately be matched and NOM will receive twice the amount that you contributed.

Thank you for all your support, and for helping us continue to fight for religious liberty for everyone who believes in the truth of marriage.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Fighting for Principle, Challenging the Powerful


Marriage Supporter — Nearly five months through 2017, I can't tell you how excited I am with NOM's resurgent and important role in this age of the Trump presidency. The opportunities we have to shape the future are amazing – something our adversaries simply cannot handle – while the challenges posed by these times require deft decision making and strategic action. It's a fantastic time to be working with you on behalf of marriage, gender and religious liberty!

We've already accomplished so much in such a short time, but as much as we've done together there is so much more that needs doing. We need to raise significantly more resources to continue to be successful.

Will you join with me in making an urgent financial contribution to support NOM's work at this important time? Every dollar you give will be matched by a generous donor, meaning that your donation will go twice as far in support of our cause.

NOM has two immediate top-priority matters that require significant focus and investment:

  • First, we've launched a response to push-back against President Trump's failure to meaningfully protect religious liberty in the recent executive order he signed. Already, thousands of people have signed our petition to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom President Trump has tasked with the job of writing new religious liberty rules for the federal government. (We will have a major announcement about our work on this next week.)

  • Second, we are working hard to plan and execute the upcoming 2017 March for Marriage, which will occur on Saturday June 17th in Washington, DC. This year's March takes on tremendous importance as a show of support for marriage for the new Trump Administration, and given the likelihood that we could have a pro-marriage majority on the Supreme Court sooner rather than later.

Our resources are low; we do not have reserves we can tap to help us get through this pivotal time. We're counting on you and other strong supporters to step forward with a financial contribution that will allow us to continue to pour all our energies into the fight.

Please give generously knowing that your donation will be matched, and NOM will thus be doubly blessed.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


Your donation of any amount will help us continue to press hard for religious liberty protections. If you haven’t yet signed our important petition in support of religious liberty, please do so now. And then share it with all your friends and family members. Thank you.

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Take Immediate Action In Support Of Religious Liberty


After repeated promises to people of faith that his administration would do "everything in its power to protect religious liberty in our land," President Donald Trump has now twice backed away from issuing an Executive Order to meaningfully protect Christians and other faithful citizens against discrimination. Rather than tackle the issue himself, President Trump has instead punted to the Department of Justice where Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been charged with the responsibility of developing rules to protect the religious liberty rights of individuals and groups.

Please take immediate action in support of religious liberty by signing our new petition to Attorney General Jeff Sessions today.

The threats to the religious liberty rights of people and groups who believe in traditional marriage, the sanctity of human life and the truth of gender are numerous and severe. Christian colleges and universities risk losing their accreditation for not accepting the LGBT agenda. Faith based adoption agencies have closed because they believe a child deserves a mother and a father. Churches and religious groups are subjected to discrimination by the government for failure to change their beliefs, prevented from receiving grants or government contracts for providing services to people in need. And Christian schools, ministries and charities can be prevented from making hiring decisions consistent with their faith beliefs.

Sign Our Petition Today!

It is imperative that the religious liberty rights of people and groups who hold traditional viewpoints about marriage, life, gender and human sexuality be protected so that no American is forced by the government to sacrifice their religious beliefs in order to avoid being targeted by the government.

Please sign our Petition to Attorney General Sessions demanding that he draft comprehensive, robust rules that will fully protect the right of people of faith to subscribe to traditional moral principles without risk of governmental retribution.

NOM is working hard to ensure that the Trump Administration delivers on what it has promised – comprehensive legal protections for people of faith to live out the truth of marriage, gender and life in their daily lives and at work. Please sign our petition today.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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March and Match...


Marriage Supporter — Our dedicated team at NOM is working overtime with all the projects we have underway. One of the most important things we are working on is the upcoming 2017 March for Marriage on June 17th in Washington, DC. This is a critical annual event to keep the fight to restore marriage in the public eye, and has taken on added significance this year with the failure of President Trump to issue an Executive Order protecting the religious liberty rights of marriage supporters, and instead punting the issue to the Department of Justice to develop those rules.

I have to be honest about this challenge – we have a ton of work ahead of us not only to organize the March for Marriage, but also to launch a comprehensive plan demanding religious liberty protections, and our resources are extremely low. We expended every available dollar in the fight to confirm Neil Gorsuch and in the promotion of the highly-successful #FreeSpeechBus tour. Now we must immediately replenish our resources for the March for Marriage and the continuing fight for religious liberty.

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Will you act today with an immediate financial contribution so that we have the funds we need to execute these projects?

Fortunately, our Spring Matching Fund campaign is underway through the end of May, so every donation we receive will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous supporter. I'm asking you to make a generous donation today so that we can proceed with what needs to be done knowing that we will have the resources needed to be successful. Can I count on you?

I'll donate $15, which will be matched to help with the upcoming March for Marriage and the fight for religious liberty.

I'll donate $25, which will be matched to help with the upcoming March for Marriage and the fight for religious liberty.

I'll donate $50, which will be matched to help with the upcoming March for Marriage and the fight for religious liberty.

I'll donate $100, which will be matched to help with the upcoming March for Marriage and the fight for religious liberty.

I'll donate $250, which will be matched to help with the upcoming March for Marriage and the fight for religious liberty.

I'll donate $500, which will be matched to help with the upcoming March for Marriage and the fight for religious liberty.

I'll donate $1,000 or more, which will be matched to help with the upcoming March for Marriage and the fight for religious liberty.

NOM has remained in the trenches fighting for marriage, and we will not rest until marriage is restored to our nation's laws and the anti-constitutional Obergefell gay 'marriage' ruling is reversed. The appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch is a great first step. Now we likely need just one justice from the majority ruling in Obergefell to retire so we can be in a position to reverse that ruling. In the meantime, we must secure legal protections for all Americans who believe in the truth of marriage, gender and the sanctity of life.

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Organizing a major event like the March for Marriage is an enormous undertaking, one that requires the expenditure of tremendous financial and personnel resources. I am asking you to act today with an urgent financial contribution to help us undertake this critical project.

There's a part of me that wishes we could slow down a bit after the frenetic pace we have endured thus far this year. But I realize that God would not bless us with so many opportunities if He was not going to allow us to be successful. I trust in Him, and I trust in you and our other strong members that the financial resources we need will become available to make the 2017 March for Marriage a success and to continue our campaign for religious liberty.

Whatever amount you can give, please act today. Remember, every contribution will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Trump Punts – Time To Put The Heat On


Marriage Supporter — President Trump has so far failed to deliver on his repeated promises to do everything in his power to protect the religious liberty of people of faith and faith-based groups. The Executive Order he signed last week was empty of any meaningful protections when it comes to those who have been targeted by the government for their beliefs about marriage, gender and human sexuality. Instead, Trump has punted the issue to the Department of Justice which, he says, will develop new rules to protect the religious liberty rights of people and groups.

This is the second time that President Trump has backed away from signing a comprehensive order protecting religious liberty and the pattern shows that we have to put the heat on him and his administration to prevent LGBT extremist groups from stopping progress on our issues. Will you make an immediate financial contribution today to help us ramp up pressure on President Trump and the Department of Justice to do what he swore he would do — protect the religious liberty of people of faith?

I'm in for $15 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $25 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $50 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $100 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $250 to fight for religious liberty

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I'm in for $1000 or more to fight for religious liberty

Thanks to a generous donor, all contributions through the end of May will be matched dollar for dollar. Please give generously.

Double Your Contribution 'Dollar for Dollar'

Our team is hard at work on a series of activities to hold President Trump accountable and to ramp up the pressure. We will be rolling out our plan shortly. To be successful, We are going to need funds to produce materials including new videos and pamphlets, and to organize supporters at the grassroots to put pressure on the administration. Please give generously so we have the resources we need to fight for you and all people of faith. Thank you.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Every contribution you make between now and the end of the month will be matched dollar for dollar. Please give generously so that we can launch an effective and aggressive plan to secure religious liberty protections.

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Trump Fails To Deliver on Religious Liberty, Punts to DOJ


Marriage Supporter — President Trump has repeatedly promised that he would do everything in his power to protect the religious liberty of people of faith and faith-based groups. It was a major factor in his election. However, an executive order he signed today, while containing some helpful provisions for pastors and religious medical providers, falls far short of what is needed to protect people of faith from governmental persecution set in motion by the Obama administration. Instead, he has punted the issue to the Department of Justice which, he says, will develop new rules to protect the religious liberty rights of people and groups.

This is the second time that President Trump has backed away from signing a comprehensive order protecting religious liberty after LGBT groups complained about the proposed actions. We cannot accept this capitulation on such a critical issue and must fight back. Will you help us insist that President Trump fulfill his repeated promises to protect the religious liberty of people of faith?

I'm in for $15 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $25 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $50 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $100 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $250 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $500 to fight for religious liberty

I'm in for $1000 or more to fight for religious liberty

Thanks to a generous donor, all contributions through the end of May will be matched dollar for dollar. Please give generously.

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President Trump talks eloquently about religious liberty and did so again today at a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House. While he may sincerely believe in protecting religious liberty, his actual executive order does not do so in any meaningful way for the vast majority of people of faith.

As a result, Christian colleges and universities risk losing their accreditation for not accepting the LGBT agenda. Faith based adoption agencies will remain closed because they believe a child deserves a mother and a father. Churches and religious groups will be discriminated against by the government for failure to change their beliefs, prevented from receiving grants or government contracts for providing services to people in need. And Christian schools, ministries and charities will be prevented from making hiring decisions consistent their faith beliefs.

Because of President Trump's failure to directly fulfill his repeated campaign promises, people of faith will continue to be in the crosshairs of the government, forced to choose between abandoning their beliefs or risk facing governmental persecution and complying with onerous demands of the government.

While we are disappointed that President Trump did not directly protect the religious liberty rights of people of faith, this battle is far from over. NOM is committed to fighting to ensure that the new rules that are developed by the Department of Justice are comprehensive and effective, and we will need your help in doing so.

Please help us launch a strong and effective response to fight for religious liberty. We need funds to educate Americans, produce materials including new videos and pamphlets, to organize grassroots supporters and to engage Americans to contact the administration to demand that President Trump once and for act to protect religious liberty as he has repeatedly promised to do. Your support will give us the resources we need to fight for you and all people of faith. Thank you.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS – Every contribution you make between now and the end of the month will be matched dollar for dollar. Please give generously so that we can launch an effective and aggressive plan to secure religious liberty protections.

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March and Match...


Marriage Supporter — I'm writing to ask for your help with the upcoming 2017 March for Marriage, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th in Washington, DC!

The March for Marriage has always been an important event to keep the fight to restore marriage in the public eye, but it takes on even greater importance this year with the new Trump administration taking office and the potential for more vacancies on the US Supreme Court expected that could give us the opportunity to restore true marriage to our nation's laws.

Putting on a major event like the March for Marriage is an enormous undertaking, one that requires the expenditure of tremendous financial and personnel resources. I am asking you to act today with an urgent financial contribution to help us undertake this critical project. Every donation you make during the month of May will be matched, dollar for dollar by a generous donor, up to a total match of $100,000 Will you help us today?

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I'll donate $15, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.

I'll donate $25, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.

I'll donate $50, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.

I'll donate $100, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.

I'll donate $250, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.

I'll donate $500, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.

I'll donate $1,000 or more, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.

This is a time of great opportunities and also great challenges. I'm counting on your help, and that of many of our other strong supporters. Whatever amount you can give, please act today.

Thank you for all you've done to support marriage.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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A Major Announcement...

Marriage Supporter — I've got some very exciting and important news: We have just confirmed with the authorities that the 2017 March for Marriage has been officially scheduled for Saturday, June 17th in Washington, DC!

The March for Marriage is an important event to keep the fight to restore marriage in the public eye. It was in 2015 when the US Supreme Court issued their illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges imposing gay "marriage" on the nation and unleashing a flood of consequences for the overwhelming majority of Americans who continue to revere marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

NOM has pledged that we will never rest until this illegal, unjust ruling is reversed. With the election of Donald Trump, and several vacancies on the Supreme Court expected during his term, we have a real chance to reverse this ruling in the short-term. The appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch is a great first step. Now we likely need just one justice from the majority ruling in Obergefell to retire and we could be in a position to reverse that ruling. Rumors are flying that such a retirement could occur as early as this summer.

This year's March for Marriage is being co-sponsored by Freedom's Journal Institute for the Study of Faith and Public Policy. The organization's aim is to create a “paradigm shift” in the way people, in general, and the African American populace, in particular, view matters of faith, race and public policy. They will be holding a major meeting in Washington, DC corresponding with the March for Marriage and we are looking forward to them joining with us.

We will have final details about the upcoming 2017 March for Marriage in a few days, including links to an updated website. Meanwhile, please hold the date of June 17th and plan to join us in our nation's Capital.

Support the 2017 March for Marriage

Putting on a major event like the March for Marriage is an enormous undertaking, one that requires the expenditure of tremendous financial and personnel resources. I am asking you to act today with an urgent financial contribution to help us undertake this critical project. Every donation you make will be matched, dollar for dollar, by a generous donor, up to a total match of $100,000.

And I have some more good news: Because of the addition of the March for Marriage to our workload, our generous donor has agreed to extend our Spring Matching Fund drive by an entire month! This great opportunity will now last until midnight on May 31st! Will you help us today?


I'll donate $15, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.


I'll donate $25, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.


I'll donate $50, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.


I'll donate $100, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.


I'll donate $250, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.


I'll donate $500, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.


I'll donate $1,000 or more, which will be matched, helping to fund the upcoming March for Marriage and other critical programs.

This is a time of great opportunities and also great challenges. We need your support for the Spring Matching Fund drive to be successful if we're to have the resources we need to continue our programs and to make the 2017 March for Marriage a success.

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Whatever amount you can give, please act today. Remember, every contribution through midnight on May 31st will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor.

And if you've already donated as part of the fund drive, I hope you will consider making an ongoing commitment to NOM by becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly gift will be matched each and every month for an entire year! For example, if you commit to contribute $50 per month, NOM will end up with a matching gift of $600 – a tremendous blessing for us.

Thank you for all you've done to support marriage. We ask you to keep us in your prayers, and to continue to support us as best you are able.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

PS — Last year's March for Marriage blew people away when approximately 400 people attended. LGBT extremists who had predicted the death of NOM could not believe their eyes at the crowd of supporters who gathered in DC to support true marriage. Let's make 2017 even more successful! Please make a generous financial contribution to support our work.

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We are behind


Marriage Supporter: I hope you've had an opportunity to review Brian Brown's recent emails, asking for your support of NOM's critically-important Spring Matching Fund Drive. While many people have responded, I'm afraid that we've really fallen behind. With only six days left in the drive, I'm worried that Brian is going to have little choice but to cut back on critically needed programs unless we hit our $100,000 goal by midnight on May 1st. Is there any way that you can help us out with a contribution? Every donation we receive between now and midnight on May 1st will be matched, dollar for dollar.

I'll donate $15, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

I'll donate $25, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

I'll donate $50, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

I'll donate $100, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

I'll donate $250, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

I'll donate $500, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

I'll donate $1,000 or more, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

NOM has enjoyed some tremendous successes this year – the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the repeal of President Obama's illegal transgender bathroom rules forced on school children, participation in US Supreme Court cases, the #FreeSpeechBus tour, etc. Let's not risk future successes by failing to hit our $100,000 goal by midnight on May 1st.

Double the Impact of Your Gift Today!

Whatever amount you can give, please act today. Remember, every contribution will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor.

And if you've already donated as part of the fund drive, I hope you will accept Brian's request to consider making an ongoing commitment to NOM by becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly gift will be matched each and every month for an entire year!

Whether you can afford to give us a one-time gift, or can step up with a monthly commitment, please act today. Time is very short and we really need your help. Thanks.

God bless,

Frank Schubert
National Political Director

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One week and we need your help


Marriage Supporter: Many people have responded with support for our critically-important Spring Matching Fund Drive, but with just one week to go, we really need your help. Every contribution we receive between now and midnight on May 1st will be matched, dollar for dollar. Unless we hit our goal of raising $100,000 during this time, we're going to have to make drastic budget cuts. Can you help with an immediate financial contribution?

Brian, I'll help with $15, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $25, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $50, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $100, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $250, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $500, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $1,000 or more, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Whatever amount you can give, please act today. Remember, every contribution will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor.

Double the Impact of Your Gift Today!

If you've already donated as part of the fund drive, I hope you will consider making an ongoing commitment to NOM by becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly gift will be matched each and every month for an entire year!.

Whether you can afford to give us a one-time gift, or can step up with a monthly commitment, please act today. We only have a week left until this matching gift opportunity ends at midnight on May 1st. We really need your help. Thanks.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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I need your help 🕑


Dear Marriage Supporter: I wish I didn't have to write you about this, but I don’t know who else to turn to for help. NOM is in the midst of a critically-important Matching Fund Drive that began on Monday. We need to raise $100,000 to avoid making drastic budget cuts, and we're way behind. Can you help with an immediate financial contribution? Whatever amount you can give will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from a generous donor.

Brian, I'll help with $15, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $25, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $50, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $100, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $250, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $500, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

Brian, I'll help with $1,000 or more, which will be matched, doubling in effectiveness.

I have to be honest with you, right now we're running very low on funds and are counting on the success of this Matching Fund Drive to give us a boost so that we can continue with all the critical programs we have underway.

Senator Charles Grassley, chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee, said yesterday that he expects there will be another vacancy on the Supreme Court as soon as this summer. Other sources have said the same thing in recent weeks. That means that we need to be ready at a moment's notice to spring into action to urge the appointment of a strong constitutionalist to the Court, someone who will have the courage to vote to reverse the illegitimate, anti-constitutional Obergefell ruling that redefined marriage.

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That's just one example of what's at risk if we don't have the funds to aggressively fight for our issues. We won't be able to do everything possible to press President Trump to make the right appointment, or to influence the confirmation process of the nominee. We won't have the resources to fight all-out for legislation to protect the religious liberty rights of people of faith. We will have to cut back on our public education and grassroots mobilization efforts. And we'll have to take a pass on participating in critical court cases on key issues including gender and religious liberty.

Even if you've already donated recently, I hope you will consider making an ongoing commitment to NOM by becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly gift will not only be matched immediately, it will matched each and every month for an entire year! That is an incredible blessing to us, and will make a huge difference in our financial condition.

Whether you can afford to give us a one-time gift, or can step up with a monthly commitment, please act today. We only have a few days left until this matching gift opportunity ends at midnight on May 1st. We really need your help. Thanks.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Please don't let us fall behind. Every dollar you contribute now will be matched, doubling in effectiveness. Please make your contribution today.

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12 Days


Dear Marriage Supporter — I'm very concerned about the pace we're on in our critically important Matching Fund Drive that began on Monday. Frankly, we're way behind where we need to be. Unless we can raise $100,000 by midnight on May 1st, I will have no choice but to significantly cut back urgently-needed programs in support of marriage, religious freedom and the truth of gender. That gives us only 12 days to avoid disaster.

I'm asking you to act today to make an immediate donation to NOM, which will be matched by a generous donor, dollar for dollar, up to a total match of $100,000!

I'll donate $15 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $30

I'll donate $25 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $50

I'll donate $50 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $100

I'll donate $75 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $150

I'll donate $100 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $200

I'll donate $250 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $500

I'll donate $500 or more today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $1,000 or more

We are now 20% through this critical Matching Fund Drive, but we've only raised less than 10% of our goal. We cannot afford to fall behind, so please join with me and make your most generous financial contribution today.

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Our team is hard at work on important legal briefs and plans, developing educational materials to activate the grassroots, produce informative and engaging videos to inform and motivate the public, and working to influence Congress and key state legislative chambers to act on our issues.

But all of these things depend on us hitting our $100,000 Matching Fund Drive goal by midnight on May 1st.

Please take a moment to act today with your most generous contribution, which will be matched dollar for dollar. We urgently need your help at this critical time. Thank you.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Please don't let us fall behind. Every dollar you contribute now will be matched, doubling in effectiveness. Please make your contribution today.

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NOM Launches Urgent Matching Fund Drive


Dear Marriage Supporter — I'm writing because I'm really concerned about NOM's finances. Our receipts are significantly below expectations so far this year, and our expenses are above what were planned. Unless we can raise $100,000 in funds during the next two weeks, we're going to have to drastically cut our budget.

Will you help us make up the shortfall we are facing by making an urgent financial contribution today?

To encourage you to act right now, I reached out to one of our best supporters to ask for help, and got a commitment that every contribution made to NOM between now and midnight on April 30th will be matched, dollar for dollar up to a total match of $100,000!

This is a tremendous opportunity – please act immediately to help us close this shortfall.

I'll donate $15 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $30

I'll donate $25 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $50

I'll donate $50 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $100

I'll donate $75 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $150

I'll donate $100 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $200

I'll donate $250 today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $500

I'll donate $500 or more today which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $1,000 or more

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As you know, NOM has had some tremendous successes and is engaged in a number of critically important projects. Perhaps our biggest accomplishment was to help Justice Neil Gorsuch win confirmation to the US Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch will hear his first case this week as a Supreme Court Justice, and it is a blockbuster case (Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley) involving state discrimination against churches. He could very well cast the deciding vote.

Another major victory came when we helped persuade the Trump Administration to reverse the illegal, dangerous transgender bathroom rules they had imposed on children in the nation's public schools. We also have filed legal briefs with the US Supreme Court in a case involving that very issue.

We also have been active challenging President Trump to fulfill his repeated campaign promises to people of faith by executing a pending executive order in support of religious liberty. Our video urging him to act has been viewed nearly 10,000 times on You Tube and Facebook.

I hope you followed coverage of our highly successful #FreeSpeechBus tour that recently concluded with a visit to Washington, DC. The bus tour generated a great deal of press coverage that underscored just how extreme our opponents are in attempting to force their gender ideology on society, and the extent to which they will go to squash out anyone who tells the truth that gender is based on biology, not feelings. Our incredible team endured intense protests, vandalism and even violent physical confrontations.

All of these activities, while absolutely necessary and incredibly effective, have exceeded our budget and contributed to the shortfall we are facing. At the same time, our fundraising receipts are down, likely as some people mistakenly think that Donald Trump will take care of things for us and we won't need to be as active as we've been in the past.

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I can tell you that we're in a time of great challenge. We have tremendous opportunities to influence the Trump Administration – and have already won some great victories – but we also need to work tirelessly to hold their feet to the fire.

The next two weeks are critical for NOM. Unless we can raise the $100,000 in funds we are seeking, I will have no choice but to drastically cut back on programs that we're implementing to fight to restore marriage, protect religious liberty, fight for the truth of gender and work to engage and educate our supporters so that we have an even more effective grassroots army that can be deployed in these critical battles.

Please act today with your most generous contribution, which will be matched dollar for dollar. We urgently need your help at this critical time.

Thank you.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Every dollar you contribute now will be matched, doubling in effectiveness. Please make your contribution today. It will take only a couple of minutes.

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We Wish You A Blessed Easter


As we approach the Easter holiday, it's a good time to pause and take stock in the year thus far. It's been a busy first few months for all of us at NOM, one filled with many great victories and important accomplishments, and a few disappointments as well.

The election of Donald Trump has turned our political system upside down, as the policies of the left that were so aggressively pursued by Barack Obama are now being unwound. We are working to encourage the Trump administration to pursue pro-family, commonsense policies, and we've been pleased with many of the President's actions including his reversal of Obama's illegal transgender bathroom edict that was forced on children in the nation's public schools.

But we also are committed to holding President Trump accountable, and did so when he erroneously said that the redefinition of marriage was "settled law." We know, and you do as well, that the illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court redefining marriage is far from settled, and we will never rest until that injustice is corrected.

We also are continuing to press President Trump to fulfill his repeated campaign promises to protect the religious liberty of people of faith. He should issue an executive order to do so, and a video we produced urges him to do just that.

The past couple of weeks brought us two major developments. First, our #FreeSpeechBus tour was a tremendous success in highlighting the truth of gender, that it is based on biology not emotions, and showcasing the ugly intolerance of those who falsely assert that gender can be changed to suit desires and feelings. Our team worked very hard to highlight these issues, and had to contend with violent protestors, property damage, physical confrontations and even assaults. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated team who have the courage to speak truth to power.

The second big development, of course, was the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. A proven pro-family conservative, Justice Gorsuch will admirably fill the shoes of the late Antonin Scalia, and continue his intellectual and principled defense of the constitution and a judicial philosophy of originalism and textualism. With Justice Gorsuch on the Court, we are likely just one vote away from restoring marriage to our nation's laws. Whenever the next opening on the Court occurs, NOM will be there fighting for a conservative justice just as we did in fighting to secure the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch.

We have accomplished a great deal together this year, but there is a great deal more that we must address. Next week we will be announcing a critically important fundraising push to help ensure that we can recoup the resources we've expended during this frenetic first few months of the year, and secure the funds we need to be effective going forward.

In the meantime, we hope you have an opportunity to take a break and spend time with your family this week in prayer and reflection. The resurrection of Christ is the most consequential event in all of human history. It's what gives us hope, what gives us strength. We have read the book, and we know how this all ends. We're on the right side of history when it comes to fighting for our issues, and we're on the right side of eternity as well.

We wish you and your family a blessed Easter.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Neil Gorsuch Sworn in as Associate Justice of US Supreme Court


Marriage Supporter — In both a private swearing in at the US Supreme Court building, and in a public Rose Garden ceremony at the White House, Neil M. Gorsuch became the 113th Justice of the United States Supreme Court this morning. He swore his oath on a family bible with his wife, Louise, and his two children at his side.

In the private swearing in conducted by Chief Justice John Roberts, Gorsuch was accompanied by Maureen Scalia, widow of the late Justice Antonin Scalia whom Justice Gorsuch replaces, along with Eugene Scalia, one of the late justice's children. The public ceremony was officiated by Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch once served as a law clerk, and attended by President Donald J. Trump.

It is an amazing day to see this giant of the law and proven pro-family conservative confirmed to our nation's highest Court. You should be proud of the role that you and thousands of NOM members played in helping secure Justice Gorsuch's confirmation.

NOM did everything we could, and expended substantial funds, to promote the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch, and it's incredibly rewarding to savor this victory. But we cannot rest on this accomplishment and must ready ourselves for battles that are already taking shape.

But first, we need to replenish our resources so that we are once again in a strong position. That's why I am asking you make a generous financial contribution today so that we have the funds needed to be successful in meeting new challenges and taking advantage of new opportunities.

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It was just a few months ago that the media was telling us we'd never experience what we are experiencing today. That's because Hilary Clinton was supposed to have been elected, according to all the media pundits, and we were in store for years of more uber-liberal judicial appointments.

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Instead, Justice Gorsuch is the first of what could be several conservative appointments to the US Supreme Court from President Trump. The next nomination could come in just a matter of months. Justice Gorsuch was one of several judges on a list of conservative jurists from which President Trump has pledged all his picks will come. If that holds true — and we believe it will — it is possible that in short order we could have a majority of judges on the Court who would reverse the illegitimate Obergefell ruling redefining marriage.

We need to be ready to fight for a conservative justice to be nominated when the next Supreme Court vacancy arises. That's why it is imperative that we raise the funds needed today to replenish our coffers after the Gorsuch confirmation, and to have the resources in hand to fight for all our issues, whether they play out in Congress, in state legislatures, in the courts or in the court of public opinion.

Please act today with your most generous gift possible. Whether you can give $5 or $500 or more, please show your support at this critical time. Every gift matters, and is much appreciated.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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