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Can't fail now

Marriage Supporter — It's now or never for NOM's end-of-year Matching Gift challenge. Some generous donors have offered to match every contribution we receive through midnight tonight, up to a total of $100,000. Unfortunately, we are still behind our goal. As of this morning we've raised $84,472 toward the match, meaning that we are risking losing out on $15,528.

We can't afford to fail now and leave thousands of dollars on the table at a time when we urgently need funds to take advantage of all the opportunities we have in front of us.

Please, don't let us fail at this critical time. I'm asking you to make one final, urgently-needed financial contribution today, this last day of 2016. Will you help?

ALL GIFTS ARE DOUBLED!


I'm contributing $35, which will double to $70 »


I'm contributing $50, which will double to $100 »


I'm contributing $100, which will double to $200 »


I'm contributing $250, which will double to $500 »


I'm contributing $500, which will double to $1000 »


I'm contributing more! »

There's just hours left for us to maximize the opportunity we've been given to have every contribution matched, up to $100,000. The money we're on the verge of losing is desperately needed to help us pursue our 2017 agenda. We need the funds to push for the First Amendment Defense Act. We need the funds to fight for a Supreme Court appointment who will vote to overturn the illegitimate Obergefell ruling redefining marriage. We need the funds to push the incoming Trump administration to reverse President Obama's dangerous gender ideology he's been attempting to force on our children and grandchildren. And we need the funds to fight for religious liberty and against political correctness, so that all Americans are free to live their faith in their daily lives and at work.

DOUBLE YOUR GIFT AND DONATE TODAY!

Even though we're behind, I am confident that NOM's supporters will rally to our cause. Will you be one of those to step up today to help us eliminate the deficit and reach our $100,000 goal? Please, make one last generous contribution for 2016 to help us cross the finish line!


I'm contributing $35, which will double to $70 »


I'm contributing $50, which will double to $100 »


I'm contributing $100, which will double to $200 »


I'm contributing $250, which will double to $500 »


I'm contributing $500, which will double to $1000 »


I'm contributing more! »

These last few hours of 2016 are the most important of the year. Let's all pull together to make sure we cross the finish line and reach our $100,000 goal. Together we can get this done!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

PS — Your entire contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $100,000. Please make a final, generous financial contribution to help us reach our goal.

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All Hands On Deck



Marriage Supporter — With only about 36 hours left in our year-end $100,000 matching gift challenge, NOM needs every supporter to step up and make an immediate contribution so that we don’t lose out on this incredible opportunity to have every gift we receive be doubled by midnight tomorrow night.

I am so grateful to all those who have responded with a contribution to support our year-end matching gift challenge, an incredible opportunity made possible by a group of donors. But, unfortunately, we are still $22,885 short of our goal.

Please, I’m asking you to make an urgently-needed donation today so that we have the funds we need to move forward aggressively in the new year to restore marriage, uphold the truth of gender and protect religious liberty.

ALL GIFTS ARE DOUBLED!

I'm contributing $35, which will double to $70 »

I'm contributing $50, which will double to $100 »

I'm contributing $100, which will double to $200 »

I'm contributing $250, which will double to $500 »

I'm contributing $500, which will double to $1000 »

I'm contributing more! »

DOUBLE YOUR GIFT AND DONATE TODAY!

We have some amazing opportunities on the horizon when the Trump administration takes office. We can look forward to the appointment of new pro-marriage Supreme Court justices who will overturn the illegitimate Obergefell court decision redefining marriage. We believe that President Trump will reverse Obama’s disastrous agenda to redefine gender and impose it on our children and grandchildren in the public schools. And President Trump is committed to signing the First Amendment Defense Act to protect supporters of marriage from discrimination and punishment simply for adhering to the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

When you think back to earlier this year when the media and the entire political establishment assured us that Hillary Clinton, who opposes every value we hold dear, was guaranteed to be elected president, the opportunities before us today are nothing short of a miracle. That is why it is absolutely essential that we have the funds available we need to capitalize on these opportunities.

I realize that many of our supporters have already contributed to NOM this year. But this year-end matching challenge is such an incredible opportunity for us that I am asking you to make an additional contribution before midnight tomorrow. Whatever amount you can afford to give will immediately double.

I'm contributing $35, which will double to $70 »

I'm contributing $50, which will double to $100 »

I'm contributing $100, which will double to $200 »

I'm contributing $250, which will double to $500 »

I'm contributing $500, which will double to $1000 »

I'm contributing more! »

Thank you for all you are doing to support NOM and our work to restore marriage, preserve the truth of gender and fight for religious liberty.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Your contribution to NOM will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the generosity of a group of donors. Please give today.


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Very concerned❗



Marriage Supporter — We have only about 60 hours left in our $100,000 matching gift challenge, and I am very concerned that we are going to come up well short of our goal. As of this morning, we’ve raised $71,249, meaning that could lose out on $28,751.

Please, don’t let us lose out on money we desperately need to take advantage of all the opportunities we have available to us. I’m asking you to make an urgently-needed donation today.

ALL GIFTS ARE DOUBLED!

I'm contributing $35, which will double to $70 »

I'm contributing $50, which will double to $100 »

I'm contributing $100, which will double to $200 »

I'm contributing $250, which will double to $500 »

I'm contributing $500, which will double to $1000 »

I'm contributing more! »

In just a few weeks, the Trump administration will take office, and that could very well mean a sea change in the environment in which we are working. Out will be Obama’s disastrous agenda that seeks to redefine gender and impose it in every public school. In will be new Supreme Court justices who will likely overturn the illegitimate Obergefell court decision redefining marriage. Out will be government appointees who target conservative groups like NOM, and leak our confidential donor information to our opponents. In will be a President committed to signing the First Amendment Defense Act to protect supporters of marriage.

The opportunities before us are nothing short of a miracle. That is why it is absolutely essential that we have the funds available we need to capitalize on these opportunities.

DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT TODAY!

I know that many people have contributed previously to NOM this year, which I sincerely appreciate. But this year-end matching challenge is such a game-changing opportunity for us that I am asking you to make an additional contribution before midnight on Saturday. Whatever amount you can afford to give will immediately double.

I'm contributing $35, which will double to $70 »

I'm contributing $50, which will double to $100 »

I'm contributing $100, which will double to $200 »

I'm contributing $250, which will double to $500 »

I'm contributing $500, which will double to $1000 »

I'm contributing more! »

Thank you for all you are doing to support NOM and our work to restore marriage, preserve the truth of gender and fight for religious liberty.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Your contribution to NOM will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the generosity of a group of donors. Please give today.


Donate Today!

We’ve got to finish this week strong



Marriage Supporter — NOM urgently needs to raise $20,000 this week to stay on track toward meeting the $100,000 year-end matching opportunity we’ve been given by a group of generous donors. We’ve had a tremendous response, but we are still thousands short of our goal for this week.

There is so little time left in the matching gift challenge. We just can’t fall behind our $20,000 goal for this week. Please act today with your most generous gift, which will be matched dollar for dollar.

ALL GIFTS ARE DOUBLED!

Count me in for $15, which will double to $30

Count me in for $25, which will double to $50

Count me in for $35, which will double to $70

Count me in for $50, which will double to $100

Count me in for $100, which will double to $200

Count me in for $250, which will double to $500

Count me in for $500, which will double to $1000

Count me in for more, which will double in effectiveness

All the programs that NOM has underway –fighting against the redefinition of gender in the US Supreme Court, pushing the First Amendment Defense Act in Congress, working with the incoming administration of Donald J. Trump to advance religious liberty, developing effective grassroots organizing programs, and so many other projects – depends on us being successful with the $100,000 matching gift opportunity.

We have only days left. Please, I ask you to make a generous contribution today. Together, we can do this.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Your contribution to NOM will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the generosity of a group of donors. Please give today.


Donate Today!

Help — we're behind



Marriage Supporter — NOM urgently needs to raise $20,000 this week to have a reasonable chance of meeting the $100,000 year-end matching opportunity made available by a group of generous donors. Unfortunately, we are nowhere close to our goal, and I really need your help.

Everything that NOM is fighting for — the restoration of marriage; preventing President Obama and LGBT extremists from redefining gender, which will devastate families and damage children; protecting the religious freedom of Christians and others to believe in marriage; and protecting children in public schools from the dangerous ideologies being imposed upon them — is dependent on us reaching our fundraising goals this week, and next.

Please, I'm asking you to make a generous contribution so that we don't fall behind of our critical goals. Can I count on you to step up at this critical time?

ALL GIFTS ARE MATCHED!

I'm in for $15, which will double to $30

I'm in for $25, which will double to $50

I'm in for $35, which will double to $70

I'm in for $50, which will double to $100

I'm in for $100, which will double to $200

I'm in for $250, which will double to $500

I'm in for $500, which will double to $1000

I'm in for more, which will double in effectiveness

We have only days left to hit our $100,000 goal, and I am counting on you and other top NOM supporters to carry us to the finish line.

We can't afford to fall behind and risk losing out on critically-needed matching funds. Please give generously; all donations will be matched!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Your contribution to NOM will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the generosity of a group of donors. Please give today.


Donate Today!

Urgently need to raise $20,000 this week



Marriage Supporter — We have less than two weeks left to take advantage of the $100,000 year-end matching opportunity made available by a group of generous donors, and we are very far behind. Thus far, we have only raised $57,093, leaving us $43,000 short of our goal.

We urgently need to raise $20,000 by Christmas to get on track to meet our goal. Will you make a special contribution to NOM this week to ensure we take full advantage of this amazing $100,000 matching gift opportunity? Please give generously; all donations will be matched!

I'm in for $15, which will be doubled to $30

I'm in for $25, which will be doubled to $50

I'm in for $35, which will be doubled to $70

I'm in for $50, which will be doubled to $100

I'm in for $100, which will be doubled to $200

I'm in for $250, which will be doubled to $500

I'm in for $500, which will be doubled to $1000

I'm in for more, which will double in effectiveness

This is the most critical period of the year for us, where we depend on the generosity of our supporters to enable us to pursue our work. We normally raise 50% of our annual budget in the final month of the year, which is why I am so concerned that we are behind.

But I have confidence that you and other supporters will rally to our cause and support our work at this critical time.

Please make a generous contribution today so that NOM has the funding we need to continue the fight for marriage, gender and religious liberty. Thank you for your support.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Your contribution to NOM will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the generosity of a group of donors. Please give today.


Donate Today!

Season to Give



Dear Marriage Supporter,

As the holidays approach, I am writing to ask whether you can find room in your budget during this season of giving to make a donation to our end-of-year matching campaign. Every dollar you give to NOM will go directly to our work defending and promoting marriage — and, during this special time, thanks to the generosity of a group of special donors, anything you contribute before the end of the year will be instantly DOUBLED by a matching grant!

Please consider today making a donation to take advantage of this great opportunity, and make your contribution during this special season count for double!

I'm in for $10, which will be doubled to $20

I'm in for $15, which will be doubled to $30

I'm in for $25, which will be doubled to $50

I'm in for $35, which will be doubled to $70

I'm in for $50, which will be doubled to $100

I'm in for $100, which will be doubled to $200

I'm in for more, which will be doubled!

This is a critical time of year for us, and we need to raise every dollar we can and have it matched in order to balance our budget. Thankfully, this is also a time of year where generosity and giving can be assured.

I hope you will prayerfully consider making your most generous gift to NOM today and help us make the most of this great matching opportunity!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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The world unites for marriage



Dear Marriage Supporter,

I’m writing today from Cape Town, South Africa where we convened a large coalition of allies across the globe to stand for the truth of marriage by launching the Cape Town Declaration which affirms the truth about marriage and to promote and defend the sanctity of society’s most fundamental and essential unit, the marriage-based family.

Please sign the Cape Town Declaration today pledging your own support for marriage and the family.

The Declaration was launched on the International Day of Human Rights, from the cradle of civilization, Africa. The Declaration is the first initiative of the newly formed International Organization for the Family, which will aid its efforts in continue building a global coalition around the defense of the family.

Our goal is to garner two million signatures from citizens around the globe over the coming year. Please add your name to the Declaration.

The Cape Town Declaration affirms that marriage as the union of a man and a woman is the bedrock of civil society, and a foundation not particular to any epoch of history, nor to any one nation, culture, or creed, but a universal institution shared by all mankind, and serving the interests of the whole of humanity. The significance of this global statement of support for marriage cannot be overstated: we see that the distorted views of marriage and family that have grown more prevalent in some nations are being exported through various means – especially corporate and governmental – to nations where marriage continues to be understood as the union of husband and wife. Forcing the agenda of same-sex ‘marriage’ on nations by manipulation of foreign aid or the like is a deplorable practice, and one which signers of the declaration commit themselves to resist. Signers also pledge, though, to work toward recovering the true understanding of marriage in places where governments have erred and imposed an unwanted and unwarranted distortion of marriage upon society.

Please sign the Cape Town Declaration today to show your support for marriage and the natural family.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Introducing the International Organization for the Family (IOF)

Dear Marriage Supporter,

As you may know, NOM has increasingly been asked to play a role in preserving marriage in other countries that have been dealing with many of the issues we've confronted here in the US. I've spoken about marriage all over the world, and have been targeted by LGBT extremists groups for doing so, including an ominous publication by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) accusing me of "exporting hate." But no amount of attacks from LGBT extremists like the HRC will deter me from proclaiming the truth of marriage whenever and wherever it is under attack.

I want to introduce you to a new organization that will take the global fight to preserve and protect marriage to a whole new level, allowing NOM to be able to focus fully on the continuing fight here at home. It is called the International Organization for the Family (IOF).

I will be the president of IOF while continuing to lead NOM. IOF is assembling a coalition of allies to take the worldwide lead in fighting for marriage, religious liberty, parental rights, the truth of gender and other issues central to the pro-family movement.

With the advent of IOF, NOM will be able to focus all our efforts here in America, where we have tremendous opportunities to reshape the culture and legal climate for marriage. We look forward to working with President-Elect Trump, the Congress and our allies in Washington and the states to pursue a wide ranging agenda on behalf of our issues.

This is a great development for the international pro-family movement. Pease keep IOF in your thoughts and prayers. And please continue to support NOM as we focus all of our efforts on the opportunities in front of us.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

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A Critical Week

We have less than four weeks left in the year to raise $100,000 online in order to raise our budget and take full advantage of the matching gift opportunity made available by a group of generous donors. This is a critical week for us — we need to raise $15,000 to stay on track.

Let's all do our part to hit our $15,000 target this week.

ALL GIFTS ARE MATCHED!


I'm in for $10, which will be doubled to $20


I'm in for $15, which will be doubled to $30


I'm in for $25, which will be doubled to $50


I'm in for $35, which will be doubled to $70


I'm in for $50, which will be doubled to $100


I'm in for $100, which will be doubled to $200


I'm in for more, which will be doubled!

I can't emphasize enough how important this online fundraising campaign is to our work. NOM normally receives over half our budget between Thanksgiving and New Year's, so it would be catastrophic for us if we fail to reach our goal. Everything we are fighting for — marriage, the truth of gender, religious liberty, protecting our kids in school — depends on our success in the month of December.

I know that I can count on you. It is critical that we hit our goal of $15,000 for this week so we can stay on track toward raising our budget.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

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✎Sign the Petition: Stand with Chip and Joanna Gaines

The far-left clickbait site, Buzzfeed, is trying to make an example of Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the HGTV home renovation show Fixer Upper, because their church’s pastor takes a Biblical view on gay “marriage.”

Other news sites are now piling on in a LGBT witch-hunt. They want nothing less than to remove Chrstians from the public square.

Tell HGTV not to cave to the insanity of Buzzfeed's, "Are you now or have you ever been a Christian" line of McCarthyite questioning.

SIGN THE PETITION NOW > > >

We can send a message to HGTV that we will not allow Christians to be bullied by signing the petition. I would also ask you to pray for Chip and Joanna Gaines in this time of attack.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

P.S. Please send this petition to your e-mail lists.  We need to flood HGTV with petitions.

It is make or break time



We have just four weeks left in the year to hit our budget, and we are way behind.

We made a big push this week in connection with #GivingTuesday and raised $7,566.00. We are very grateful for those who responded, but we are nowhere close to where we need to be at this point.

Everything that we fight for — marriage, gender, religious liberty – depends on our success in the month of December. We need to raise over half of our online budget this month or we will be in big trouble.

Because of this, a group of donors has banded together to match every contribution we raise, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000.

I know that I can count on you. Let's get this done together and raise $100,000 online this month!

ALL GIFTS ARE MATCHED!

Match my $10

Match my $15

Match my $25

Match my $35

Match my $50

Match my $100

I'm in for more – match that!

I wouldn't ask for your help unless it was essential. The fact that we're behind is deadly serious.

We have so many opportunities ahead of us next year. We must refill the cupboards now so we can take advantage of every opportunity.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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