Dear Marriage Supporter,
I'm writing with great news — the 2016 March for Marriage this past Saturday in Washington was a tremendous success! We had about 400 people join us at the rally and march and they were an enthusiastic and inspiring group of supporters!
Many families came together to march. One family I spoke with drove down from Philadelphia. Another family came from Long Island. We had people join us from as far away as Utah and California. I met people from throughout the north east and the south. One supporter even came from Sri Lanka to be with us!
In short it was a great event! You can see some photos here.
Of course, like in the early years of the March for Life after the Roe v. Wade decision, we expected that the crowd would be smaller than past marches because people are still grieving from the US Supreme Court's illegitimate decision redefining marriage. But continuing the March for Marriage gives supporters of marriage an important event to rally around and come to realize that they are not alone in supporting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. So like the annual March for Life, we are very confident that as word spreads, the size of the march will continue to grow every year going forward.
Mark your calendar — next year's 2017 March for Marriage is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th.
I am grateful to all those who made a financial contribution to support this year's March for Marriage. Unfortunately, we still have about $3,000 in unpaid bills that must be covered so if you have not yet made a contribution to help, please do so today. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more is tax deductible and will help us close the books on a tremendously successful March for Marriage and allow us to focus on some incredibly important upcoming activities.
Right after the March for Marriage, a high-ranking member of the House of Representatives told a NOM representative that the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) is definitely going to be voted on soon. This critical legislation is needed to protect the right of Americans to support marriage as one man/one woman without being targeted by the federal government for harassment and punishment. NOM will be at the forefront fighting for the passage of FADA.
I thank all of you who held us in your prayers, who volunteered, who posted about the March on social media, who made a financial contribution to help defray the costs and who attended the March in Washington. Please act today to help us take care of remaining expenses. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or whatever you can afford will be much appreciated.
Again, thanks to all who helped make this critical March for Marriage a success. I am excited and encouraged by all our supporters who remain firm in their belief that marriage is and always will be as God created it — the union of one man and one woman!