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NOM Endorses Candidates in Key Senate Midterm Contests

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE ANNOUNCES
ENDORSEMENTS IN CRITICAL US SENATE CONTESTS

Marriage Group to oppose reelection of
Heitkamp, Donnelly, McCaskill and Tester


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2018

Washington, DC—The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's largest group dedicated to preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman and protecting the religious liberty rights of marriage supporters, today announced that they were opposing the reelection of Democratic US Senate incumbents Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), Claire McCaskill (MO) and Jon Tester (MT). NOM, which has over 300,000 members, has endorsed the Republican challenger in each of these races.

“Our litmus test for incumbents in the US Senate was their vote on the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh,” said Brian Brown, NOM's president. “There is nothing more important for the restoration of marriage and the protection of religious liberty than the composition of the US Supreme Court. That's why we worked with our members to generate tens of thousands of contacts with these US Senators, urging them to confirm Justice Kavanaugh. Despite this demonstration of grassroots support, each of these four Democrats opposed the Kavanaugh confirmation. We will work to ensure that they pay for that decision with their careers.”

Brown noted: “In three of the states where NOM has issued an endorsement, voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to define marriage in their state constitutions as only the union of one man and one woman. North Dakota voted 73% in favor of traditional marriage; Missouri voters supported traditional marriage with 71% of the vote; and 67% of Montana voters did likewise. Voters in Indiana were denied their right to vote on marriage.”

“Despite the overwhelming adoption of traditional marriage by voters in nearly three dozen states in elections where over 50 million voters cast ballots, the US Supreme Court in 2015 illegitimately imposed gay 'marriage' on the nation,” Brown said. “These four Democrats stood with liberal party leaders like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and against the expressed wishes of voters in their states. In each of these states, Donald Trump won election in large part because of his pledge to appoint Supreme Court justices like Brett Kavanaugh. None of these four Democrats can credibly claim to be moderates when they act to deny the confirmation of one of the most superbly qualified Supreme Court nominees in history, Brett Kavanaugh, who was nominated by a president who had carried their state overwhelmingly. They must be defeated.”

Brown said NOM will urge its members to support Rep. Kevin Cramer in North Dakota, state Attorney General Josh Hawley in Missouri, state Auditor Matt Rosendale in Montana, and state Rep. Mike Braun in Indiana.

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Kavanaugh takes the bench

Dear Friend—Yesterday, Justice Brett Kavanagh finally got down to work, joining his colleagues in hearing three cases relating to criminal procedure. Before he took the bench, he announced that he had hired four female law clerks, becoming the first Supreme Court justice in history to hire an all-woman group of clerks. This continues his history of promoting women in the legal profession, a far cry from the grotesque characterization of him the left sought to establish during the confirmation process.

The successful confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court caps a momentous battle where NOM devoted everything we had to securing this victory. We activated thousands of members to make contacts with US Senators, including a special core of strong supporters called Marriage Heroes, who regularly and consistently promoted the Kavanaugh nomination. We produced a string of educational communications, including a powerful endorsement video, that explained why Justice Kavanaugh would be a transformative conservative voice on the Court. And we rallied the grassroots at every turn, including after Judge Kavanaugh was sucker-punched by Democrats with ugly, wholly unproven and uncorroborated allegations from his days in high school.

The ferocity of the confirmation battle makes the victory particularly sweet, but it was also exhausting, to our team who devoted themselves completely to the effort, but also to our finances. We expended everything we had to secure this confirmation and we urgently need to raise funds now, because our work is far from done. Unless we replenish our coffers immediately, we'll have to take some drastic steps to cut back our activities. And those cuts couldn't come at a worse time. Will you help us with an emergency contribution so that we can avoid cuts to programs and continue the momentum we've built?

>>> I'll make an emergency contribution of $500!

>>> I'll make an emergency contribution of $250!

>>> I'll make an emergency contribution of $100!

>>> I'll make an emergency contribution of $50!

>>> I'll make an emergency contribution of $25!

>>> I'll make an emergency contribution of $15!

The last thing I want to contemplate after the great Kavanaugh confirmation victory is to cut back on our activities. Rather than cutting, now is the time to be expanding our work. With a 5-4 pro-marriage majority on the Supreme Court thanks to the Kavanaugh confirmation, our team is eager to strategize with legal experts on how and when to bring action that could result in the restoration of marriage to our nation's laws. But before we can turn our attention to bold strategies like that, it's imperative that we refill our coffers with the thousands of dollars in emergency funding that we urgently need.

Please, if at all possible, act today with an emergency financial contribution so that we can continue full speed ahead in our fight to restore marriage to our laws, and protect the religious liberty rights of all people of faith.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Congratulations to J͟u͟s͟t͟i͟c͟e͟ Kavanaugh!

Dear Friend—As you no doubt know, the US Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court! This is a tremendous victory for us and all Americans who revere the constitution and believe that it is the duty of the Supreme Court to uphold what the constitution says and not invent "constitutional rights" that don't exist in order to further a political agenda or ideology.

Justice Kavanaugh took two separate oaths late on Saturday – the Judicial Oath delivered by the man he is replacing, former Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the Constitutional Oath by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Kavanaugh will now join our nation's highest court as one of its most conservative members, giving the court a clear 5-4 conservative majority, as well as a pro-marriage majority.

The successful confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh is a tremendous accomplishment following a grueling process that began back in July when he was nominated by President Trump. NOM worked extremely hard on the confirmation and we are most gratified with the result.

With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, there is now a path forward to restore marriage to our nation's laws by reversing the illegitimate Obergefell ruling imposing gay 'marriage' on the nation in 2015.

There are a number of people we need to thank, and I hope you will join me in doing so.

First, Senator Susan Collins of Maine did the right thing and stood with Justice Kavanaugh despite tremendous pressure from groups on the left. NOM led a special advocacy effort urging our many supporters in Maine to contact Senator Collins to ask for her support, which made a big difference. We thank Senator Collins for her vote.

Second, we targeted six Senate Democrats who are in states won by President Trump. One of those, Sen. Joe Manchin, voted to confirm Kavanaugh. We are extremely grateful to him for this principled vote.

Third, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley did an amazing job of moving the nomination forward, especially after Kavanaugh was sucker-punched by Democrats who, after his hearing was complete, accused him of sexual assault while in high school. McConnell and Grassley were champions for Kavanaugh and the rule of law.

Please call these Senators at 202-224-3121 to thank them for their support.

Of course, we all owe a debt of gratitude to President Donald J. Trump. Not only did he nominate Justice Kavanaugh in the first instance, but he resolutely stood by him in the face of a withering attack by the left and the media when the allegations were leveled at him. Many Republican presidents would have folded in the face of this pressure, but President Trump believed in Justice Kavanaugh and held firm. His confirmation becomes a lasting legacy of the Trump presidency.

This victory is extremely gratifying, but the battle to win the confirmation vote was incredibly difficult and exhausting. We put everything we had as an organization into this effort, and now we need to rebuild our war chest. If you could help us with a generous donation today, we would really appreciate it. Even more appreciated would be your signing up as a Sustaining Partner of NOM with a monthly donation:

>>> I'm in for $250 a month!

>>> I'm in for $100 a month!

>>> I'm in for $50 a month!

>>> I'm in for $25 a month!

>>> I'm in for $10 a month!

With Justice Kavanaugh now in place, NOM will be leading an effort to restore marriage to our laws. It won't happen immediately, but we're determined to fight for this to occur at the earliest possible moment. Our team will be strategizing with lawyers and legal experts about the type of case, and the timing of such a case, to bring forward so that we can one day soon see the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman reflected in the laws of his nation.

Finally, I want to thank you, the loyal members of the National Organization for Marriage, for everything that you did to cause this victory to come about. To our donors, those who joined our Marriage Heroes campaign, to those who contacted their US Senators, to those who viewed and shared our Kavanaugh endorsement video, and those who prayed for this outcome, thank you! We are humbled and honored to call you friends, and fellow believers. May God richly reward you for your support.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

The vote is tomorrow...

Dear Friend—Just a few minutes ago the US Senate voted to end debate on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Tomorrow there will be an up or down vote on his confirmation.

Please contact your US Senators to urge them to support the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. He is a supremely qualified judge, someone whose legal rulings have been uniformly respected as being fair, well-reasoned and well-articulated. Most importantly, he is a constitutionalist, meaning that he believes that the constitution means what it says and that judges should never invent constitutional "rights" in order to advance their own views of what the law should be. You can learn more about why we strongly support Judge Kavanaugh by watching our endorsement video here.

The number to call to reach your Senators is 202-224-3121.

If you are active on social media, please also post your support for the Kavanaugh nomination and ask your friends and contacts to do the same.

When we began this process many months ago, I said it would be unlike anything we had ever seen beforeBoy were those words prophetic. The way that Judge Kavanaugh has been treated by Senate Democrats is a national disgrace. After this battle is completed and Judge Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court, it will be time to explore whether there should be changes to the Senate confirmation process to prevent a repeat of the circus that occurred here.

So far, the confirmation vote looks good as the vote today to advance the nomination was 51-49. But Senators can change their minds and we need to keep the pressure up. So please take a moment to call your US Senators to voice your support for Judge Kavanaugh.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

The deadline is fast approaching

Dear Friends—We face a hard deadline coming up at midnight on Tuesday when the offer by a generous supporter to match every contribution to NOM, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $40,000 comes to an end. We urgently need those funds to press forward with our agenda of fighting for the truth of marriage, gender and religious liberty.  We're thousands of dollars short of our goal, and we need everyone to step up now to help. Can I count on you?

>>> I will contribute $15

>>> I will contribute $25

>>> I will contribute $50

>>> I will contribute $100

>>> I will contribute $250 or more

NOM has worked hard every day to advance our agenda, including working with the Trump Administration, Congress, state legislatures, the courts and in the court of public opinion. We're also pouring everything we can into the confirmation fight for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

We are a lean and effective grassroots organization that is making a real difference, but we are not a wealthy group. We do not have reserve funds on hand to tap when we are running low, which is the case we face today. We've expended everything we have on the cause, and we urgently need to replenish our coffers. That's why this $40,000 matching gift opportunity is so critical and why I am so concerned that we are thousands of dollars short of the goal with just a few short days left before this offer ends. Will you help us with a contribution today?

>>> I'm in for $15

>>> I'm in for $25

>>> I'm in for $50

>>> I'm in for $100

>>> I'm in for $250 or more

Working together we have accomplished a great deal, but there is so much more that needs to be done. Please prayerfully consider what you can give at this critical time. Whatever you can do, whether just a few dollars or a few hundred dollars or more, please act today. All contributions will double in size and effectiveness because of the match.

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Same old dirty tricks...

Dear Friend—When I wrote to you last week about our focus on securing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, I said that the radical left and their allies among Senate Democrats were determined to stop him at all costs and I feared that we hadn't seen the last of their shenanigans. Just a couple of days later, right on cue, came the dirty trick they are hoping will derail or at least delay Kavanaugh's confirmation, the infamous "sexual assault" allegation against him from his time as a high school student!

This is so predictable. They did the same thing against Clarence Thomas when he was nominated to the Supreme Court decades ago. They tried to use this against President Trump in the 2016 presidential election. And now they are using it against a supremely qualified nominee, someone who is a devout believer in Jesus Christ, who devotes himself as a volunteer to the less fortunate, who dearly loves his wife and family and who has gone out of his way to promote and mentor young women who wish to pursue a career in the law.

The Brett Kavanaugh we know bears no resemblance to the person he is accused of being by Dianne Feinstein, Cory Booker, and their cronies in the Senate.

We are determined to fight this dirty trick and redouble our efforts to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Will you help?

>>> I will give $15 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I will give $25 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I will give $50 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I will give $100 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I will give $250 or more to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

Look, none of us knows what happened that night back in 1982 when it is alleged that Brett Kavanaugh tried to force a girl at a party into unwanted sexual conduct. We weren't there. But we do know a few things about the situation:

  • First, Brett Kavanaugh knows what happened and he vehemently denies the charges with no ifs, ands or buts about it. He says flatly they did not happen and he has no recollection of this woman whatsoever.
  • Second, the allegation was known to Democrats for months and they sat on it until now, the eve of the confirmation vote. This smacks of desperation politics, something intentionally designed as a dirty trick to sully the reputation of a fine man who has been universally praised as an outstanding jurist.
  • Third, the accusations have gaping holes and key detailed unremembered, while at the same time the names of two people have been revealed who could supposedly corroborate the fact that the incident took place. Yet both these individuals deny they have any knowledge of this event.
  • Fourth, the lawyer representing the accuser is an infamous partisan Democrat who shows ever sign of being politically motivated.

When news of the allegations first surfaced, Democrats demanded that the accuser be heard and that her charges be given a fair hearing. I completely agree that she is entitled to have her accusation heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Indeed, such a hearing has been scheduled for this coming Monday. However, as I write this, the accuser's attorney is saying she will not testify until there is a new independent investigation of the charges by the FBI. Of course, if an investigation was appropriate (the FBI says it is not), that would take weeks or months, giving the Democrats a chance to take control of the US Senate in the midterm elections.

Do you smell the stench of a dirty trick like I do, something that stinks of 'delay and derail'? It is unadulterated hypocrisy for Democrats to sit on an allegation for months and then on the eve of the vote demand an investigation.

We've got to marshal every resource possible to continue to push for the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. Mr. Kavanaugh is prepared to address the issues head on this coming Monday if the hearing goes forward. If the accuser fails to show, then the Judiciary Committee will vote next Wednesday, and the nomination will then go to the full Senate shortly thereafter.

Please help us with an immediate gift to redouble our work in support of Judge Kavanaugh. We've already generated thousands of contacts with key Senators who hold the confirmation in their hands, but now we've got to do even more.

Every dollar that you give will be matched, dollar for dollar throughout the confirmation process, up to a total of $40,000. Can you help us with a generous gift at this crucial time?

>>> I'm in for $15

>>> I'm in for $25

>>> I'm in for $50

>>> I'm in for $100

>>> I'm in for $250 or more

Despite this last minute dirty trick, the Kavanaugh confirmation still looks promising, but only if NOM and others are able to keep up our push for this good and decent man, someone who is supremely qualified to serve on our country's highest court.

Please do what you can to help at this critical time. Every donation will double thanks to the generous matching gift opportunity that will be in place until the end of the confirmation process.

Thank you for helping us stand and fight for fairness and the rule of law, and against dirty tricks like what we are seeing now from the left.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Kavanaugh Kills It

Dear Friend—As I am sure you know, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh absolutely killed it last week in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was composed, articulate, thoughtful and likeable. His appearance reinforced his brilliance as a jurist and his decency as a human being. Every attempt by partisan Democrats and rowdy protestors to derail his nomination fell completely flat. Many, like Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris, embarrassed themselves in the process of trying.

With the hearings now concluded, the confirmation process will move to the next step. There will be a formal vote taken by the Judiciary Committee to advance his nomination to the Senate Floor, and then the full Senate will vote on his confirmation.

Things are looking good for us, but we can't take anything for granted. We must ramp up our contacts with the six Democrats we've targeted to support Judge Kavanaugh, but doing so will cost a considerable sum. Will you help?

>>> I will give $15 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I will give $25 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I will give $50 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I will give $100 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I will give $250 or more to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

We’ve already generated thousands of grassroots contacts to the six Democratic Senators we believe might support Judge Kavanaugh (these are Senators Manchin, Heitkamp, McCaskill, Donnelly, Jones and Tester). But if we are able to raise more funds, we can significantly increase those contacts.

Fortunately, every donation we receive through the end of the confirmation process will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total match of $40,000! That means that whatever you can afford to give will double in size and effectiveness. Can I count on you to make an immediate financial contribution to help us close the deal with the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh?

>>> I'm in for $15

>>> I'm in for $25

>>> I'm in for $50

>>> I'm in for $100

>>> I'm in for $250 or more

We're in the homestretch now of one of the most important things we can do to restore marriage to our nation's laws, uphold life and protect religious liberty. With Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation, we will have a pro-marriage, pro-family majority on the Supreme Court.

Please help us do everything in our power to continue to fight for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. So much is riding on it. Whatever you can give will be matched dollar for dollar.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Thanks, Evan!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Dear Friends:

"If you thought the National Organization for Marriage disappeared once we won the freedom to marry in 2015, think again."

These are the words of Evan Wolfson, the gay rights activist and lawyer behind "Freedom to Marry" - which is now "Freedom to Marry Global." These words appear in his latest fundraising appeal, where he shares that efforts to redefine marriage in Taiwan are faltering due to pro-marriage advocates there adopting strategies from NOM's winning playbook! In Evan's biased words of explanation, "Under the instigation of NOM’s Brian Brown and others, anti-LGBT forces are scheming to block [a court ruling redefining marriage] from ever taking effect." 

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Well, Evan is right about this much: NOM is not only the leading advocacy organization in the United States fighting to preserve and defend marriage, but globally: people do look to us and our strategies for inspiration in waging their own defense of marriage and family.

Where Evan goes wrong in his desperate, shrill fundraising missive is his alternate version of history where he claims he and his colleagues "defeated" NOM's "Prop 8-style playbook" here in the US and that they're prepared to do it again in Taiwan. What Evan and his cronies actually did was use the courts to make an end-run around the democratic and political process, and invalidate the votes of over 50 million Americans in a majority of states! The truth that this gay activist doesn't want you to recall is that NOM and our side of this critical battle won virtually every battle in every state to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We routed Freedom to Marry and their allies in state votes on marriage.

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Evan is scared, you see, because he knows this "victory" in the US was a cheat and stolen. He is worried that in other countries the democratic process might be allowed to work as it is supposed to work, and that he and his friends won't be able to manipulate the courts to finally do their bidding.

He is also scared - or he should be - that here at home the court has undergone some drastic changes under President Trump's administration. At every level - from local district courts through the Circuit Courts of Appeals, right up the Supreme Court - true constitutionalist jurists have been filling vacancies left by activist judges... and this doesn't bode well for the future of such wrongly-decided verdicts as Obergefell. Evan knows that a future Supreme Court might find the reasoning of Justice Kennedy's decision (that the late Justice Scalia colorfully described as "the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie") to be lacking in Constitutional wisdom and jurisprudence.

So, you see, this is why it is crucial that NOM continue fighting. Our opponents, those who foisted a redefinition of marriage on the United States and are now exporting their ideology across the world, know that we are a formidable threat to their radical agenda! Will you re-commit today to standing with us and making sure that we continue to present such a challenge to that agenda?

Every dollar you donate today will be instantly matched, so there really couldn't be a better time to make such a re-commitment.

>>> Donate $15 today to keep NOM in action

>>> Donate $25 today to keep NOM in action

>>> Donate $50 today to keep NOM in action

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Your support is what allows NOM to continue to do our work. And ironically one of the best indications of how important and effective this work still is has been given to us by one of our most determined opponents! I guess all I can say is, thanks Evan!

I do really want to thank you, though, our friends and allies, for your continued dedication to and support of NOM's crucial role in protecting and safeguarding our values. I am immensely honored and humbled that we continue to be a beacon and example to all those around the world who share our concern. We couldn't do it without your help!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

A mockery of democracy...

It sure didn't take long for radical leftists to show their hand: it's their plan to make a mockery of the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, attempting to delay and obfuscate at every opportunity. We're not going to let them get away with it.

Within seconds of Chairman Chuck Grassley opening the hearing and welcoming Judge Kavanaugh and his family, Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California interrupted him, demanding a delay in the hearing so that Democrats could further review documents related to Kavanaugh's service in government. What a sham! Consider this:

Kamala Harris announced her opposition to Judge Kavanaugh within seconds of his nomination, long before a single document was available to her. She has no legitimate interest in studying documents; she is a partisan hack who cares only about keeping a superbly qualified conservative nominee off the Supreme Court.
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The Democrats appear to be in cahoots with activist groups who have packed the hearing room with hecklers and demonstrators. These hecklers are constantly interrupting, shouting insults, demanding the hearing be cancelled. When Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal made a play to the crowd, himself interrupting Chairman Grassley with a motion to adjourn the hearing, the hecklers broke into hoots and howls of approval, as if they were at some sort of sporting event.

This is what we are up against and why we have fought so hard for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We are not going to be intimidatedby leftist radicals who prefer chaos to the rule of law; who are determined to impose their extremist views on the country regardless of what the Constitution requires.

I'm thrilled to announce that the $40,000 matching grant challenge made available to us by a generous supporter has now been extended until Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed! This supporter shares our disgust at the behavior of the left who are resorting to intimidation and harassment, refusing to allow the American people to hear from this superbly qualified judge.

Will you help us fight for a man who will uphold the Constitution, stand for the rule of law and fight to restore marriage to our nation's laws?

     >>> I will give $15 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

     >>> I will give $25 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

     >>> I will give $50 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

     >>> I will give $100 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

     >>> I will give $250 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

There is nothing more important to the cause of marriage, life and religious liberty than to have a pro-family majority on the US Supreme Court. When Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, we will have that majority.

The opening day of hearings shows that we are in for an incredible fight against the left. They appear ready to shred the fabric of democracy and upend the rule of law. It's up to us to help rally the American people in support of this nominee who the American Bar Association has unanimously stated is thoroughly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.

Please help us today as we gird for an intense, unprecedented battle ahead. The stakes couldn't be higher. We need your help to be successful.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Watch this now

Dear Friends—

Dear Friend—The confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh start in one week. To rally the American people, we have prepared an important 60 second video that I'm asking you to please watch right now.

After you've watched the video, there are a few very important things that I am asking you to do. I wouldn’t ask so much of you if it weren't that important.

  1. Please call one or more of the US Senators listed in the ad and ask them to support the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. Even if you don't live in their state, they still need to know that the American people are behind a true constitutionalist like Brett Kavanaugh. Just tell them that Kavanaugh is extremely qualified, one of the top appeals court judges in the country, someone who has written 300 solid legal opinions and who will faithfully uphold the constitution, not legislate from the bench.You can be certain that Kavanagh's opponents are burning up the phone lines. These Senators need to hear from us today!
  2. Please immediately share the video with all the people you can reach on social media and via email. It's imperative that we spread this important Call to Action far and wide.
  1. If at all possible, please make a financial contribution to NOM so that we can reach more people. Thanks to a generous supporter, anything you can give between now and the confirmation hearing will be matched, dollar for dollar up to a total match of $40,000.

There is nothing more important to the causes of marriage, life and religious liberty than securing a majority on the US Supreme Court. With Judge Kavanaugh replacing Anthony Kennedy, we'll have a pro-marriage majority on the Court and a legitimate path forward to restoring marriage to our nation's laws. Please, don't let this opportunity pass by.

With so much on the line, can you carve out a few minutes to help us? Please take these simple steps:

  • Watch our 60 second Call to Action video supporting Judge Kavanaugh. Then call one or more of the Senators listed in the ad to ask for their support. Dial 202-224-3121.
  • Share our video with all your friends on social media and via email:
                            

The time is short. Hearings will begin in one week and the full Senate will be voting on the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh before you know it. So much is at stake. Please help today.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

PS – After you've watched our new video and shared it with others, please consider making a financial contribution to NOM to help us share the video with others. Your gift will be matched, doubling in size and effectiveness. Thank you.

A supporter challenges us...

Dear Friends—On Monday I wrote that confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court are set to begin on September 4thThe importance of confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court cannot be overstated. He is a true constitutionalist, someone who firmly believes that judges should never invent constitutional rights and must interpret constitutional questions according to the intent of the legislators at the time the constitution was adopted or amended.

We strongly believe that Judge Kavanaugh will give us a pro-marriage majority on the Supreme Court and a clear path forward to restoring marriage to our nation's laws. That's why we are going "all in" to help secure his confirmation, and devoting every available resource to the cause. Recognizing the importance of the work NOM can do to support Judge Kavanaugh, a generous supporter has stepped up with a challenge for us – he will match every donation we receive through September 4th up to a total contribution of $40,000! This is an amazing offer that couldn't come at a better time!

We’re already hard at work mobilizing the grassroots in support of Judge Kavanaugh. Thousands of contacts have been made by NOM supporters to US Senators. But this incredible $40,000 matching gift challenge will allow us to do so much more. Will you help us with an emergency financial contribution today to help confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh knowing that it will instantly double in effectiveness thanks to this matching gift challenge?

>>> I'm in for $15 which will double to $30 to help confirm Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I'm in for $25 which will double to $50 to help confirm Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I'm in for $50 which will double to $100 to help confirm Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I'm in for $100 which will double to $200 to help confirm Judge Kavanaugh

>>> I'm in for $250 or more which will double to $500 or more to help confirm Judge Kavanaugh

It's imperative that we be able to counter the media spectacle and lies that the Left intends to create by making sure that Senators hear from grassroots supporters across America that they expect Judge Kavanaugh to be confirmed. NOM has targeted six Democratic Senators for particular attention, and indications are that it is making a difference. They've broken ranks with Chuck Schumer to meet with Kavanaugh, and we're working hard to make sure that they ultimately vote to confirm him.

This $40,000 matching gift challenge comes at the perfect time for us. Your gift today will double in size allowing us to devote even more resources to fight for the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.

I can't tell you how energized and excited I am to be in this judicial confirmation battle. I'm proud of every NOM supporter who has stood with us to be in the position we are today, on the verge of having a pro-marriage majority on the US Supreme Court. Let's all work hard to finish the task. Please help us at this critical time with whatever amount you are able to contribute, knowing that it will instantly double in size and effectiveness.

Thank you!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

We've got momentum, but...

Dear Friend—

The momentum that NOM enjoys right now is amazing. We're on the verge of securing a pro-marriage majority on the Supreme Court, we've just won two big cases in the Court in support of the right of people not to participate in a same-sex ceremony, Congress is moving forward with critical legislation to protect marriage supporters and President Trump is embarking on a sweeping push to protect the religious liberty of people of faith.

This is an incredible time at NOM where we have momentum on our entire agenda. But…

We’ve exhausted our available financial resources and do not have the reserves we need to keep up our aggressive push on all fronts to maintain our momentum. We urgently need to raise money now to take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities that are before us. Can you help us with an emergency financial contribution today?

I will make a one-time gift of $15 to keep up NOM's momentum

I will make a one-time gift of $25 to keep up NOM's momentum

I will make a one-time gift of $50 to keep up NOM's momentum

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I will make a one-time gift of $250 or more to keep up NOM's momentum

Here's a quick summary of what's going on:

  • The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court looks very promising. Kavanaugh's confirmation will give us a pro-marriage majority on the Court and a legitimate path forward to restore marriage to our nation's laws.
  • The House of Representatives has advanced a key legislative provision we support to protect faith-based adoption agencies to continue to adopt children out only to traditionally married couples so that these adoptive children are raised with the love of a mother and a father.
  • The US Senate has introduced the First Amendment Defense Act to protect marriage supporters from retaliation by any agency of the federal government.
  • The Trump administration has embarked on a sweeping push to protect the religious liberty of people of faith, even adopting language used by NOM that religious liberty is "our first freedom."

Our entire agenda is now in play and we've been working nonstop to pursue every opportunity, but we don't have the financial resources to keep up at this pace. We urgently need to refill the tank. Will you help us with a financial contribution of $15, $25, $50, $100 or even $250 or more?

I am very grateful for all of your support. It's because of you and all our supporters that we have such momentum. I hope you can help us again at this critical time so that we don't have to take our foot off the gas on any of the priorities that are now in play.

Thank you for your consideration.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Don't slow down

Dear Friend—The momentum that NOM enjoys right now is amazing, but we can't afford to slow down. Everything we've accomplished is because of you and our loyal supporters, and I am counting on your continued help.

All the opportunities we have in front of us are incredible – the fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, an expanded push for religious liberty protections by the Trump administration, legislation that is moving in Congress and the states, and the prospects for a pro-marriage US Supreme Court – but our finances are being stretched beyond what we planned. Can you help us with an emergency financial contribution today?

>>> I'll make a one-time gift of $15 to keep up NOM's momentum

>>> I'll make a one-time gift of $25 to keep up NOM's momentum

>>> I'll make a one-time gift of $50 to keep up NOM's momentum

>>> I'll make a one-time gift of $100 to keep up NOM's momentum

>>> I'll make a one-time gift of $250 or more to keep up NOM's momentum

I remember joking with a friend a few months back about what we'd do if all of a sudden all the things we were working on started to happen. At the time, it seemed unlikely. The Trump administration had already acted to protect religious liberty and there was no hint of more to come. Congress had not introduced the First Amendment Defense Act or child welfare inclusion provisions to protect people of faith from being punished for supporting marriage. Anthony Kennedy had given no public hints that he planned to retire from the Supreme Court. I jokingly told my friend that it would be a good problem to have if all our priority projects picked up steam at the same time.

Now that everything we are working on has taken on real urgency because the opportunities are incredible, maybe the joke is on me. It is a good problem to have, but at the same time it is also concerning because we just don't have the financial reserves we need to keep up our aggressive push on all fronts. The plain truth is that we need to raise additional financial resources, and soon.

Just look at what's been happening in recent weeks:

  • The confirmation battle for Brett Kavanaugh looks very promising. All the Republicans seem likely to hold, and we're targeting six Democrats who are running for reelection in states that President Trump won. I'm not counting our chickens before they are hatched, but it sure looks encouraging for Kavanaugh.
  • When Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, we will have a pro-marriage majority on the US Supreme Court for the first time in years, giving us a legitimate path forward to restore marriage to our nation's laws.
  • The House of Representatives has put a legislative provision in a key funding bill that will protect faith-based adoption agencies from being punished because they believe in traditional marriage and adopt children out only to married couples who can provide children with the love of a mother and a father.
  • The US Senate has introduced the First Amendment Defense Act to protect marriage supporters from retaliation by any agency of the federal government because they will not violate their religious beliefs and personally participate in a same-sex ceremony or celebration.
  • The Trump administration has embarked on a sweeping push to protect the religious liberty of people of faith, even adopting language used by NOM that religious liberty is "our first freedom."

By any measure, this whirlwind of activity and accomplishment is unprecedented. We've been working nonstop on all these priorities but our resources are running low and  it's time to refill the tank. Will you help us with a financial contribution of $15, $25, $50, $100 or even $250 or more?

Thank you, once again, for all of your support. As you can see, it is making a real difference and I hope you can help us again at this critical time so that we don't have to take our foot off the gas on any of the priorities that are now in play.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

🔑 These Democrats Are Key to Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

Dear Friend—Last week NOM launched a nationwide petition to help our supporters contact six key Democratic US Senators who could be pivotal to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Please add your name today to our petition.

When you sign our petition, NOM will send an email on your behalf to each of the six Democratic Senators we are targeting—Joe Manchin (WV), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), Doug Jones (AL), Claire McCaskill (MO), and Jon Tester (MT)—letting them know that you and countless other Americans want them to vote to support Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. We also will send a copy of the email to each of the Senators' Chief of Staff.

Already, thousands of emails have been generated from NOM supporters but more work needs to be done to keep the pressure on these key Democratic Senators. It's imperative that these Senators hear from us that we expect them to support the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, a superbly qualified nominee to the US Supreme Court. Please act today to sign our petition.

Normally, a US Senator might not care much about what voters in other states feel about an issue, but in this case each of these Democratic Senators are worried about the impact their confirmation vote might have on their political futures. Each of these Senators is seeking reelection in states carried by Donald Trump so they are worried about alienating the Trump base and conservatives generally. And each are being inundated by leftist activists from across the country urging them to ignore the fact that President Trump was elected in their state in large part because of his promise to appoint Supreme Court Justices like Brett Kavanaugh, people with a proven record of upholding the constitution and refusing to legislate from the bench to impose their own personal viewpoints.

It's critical that these key Democratic Senators hear from NOM's members that we want them to put the interests of voters ahead of the narrow interests of special interest groups on the left and vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Please sign our petition today so that these Senators and their Chiefs of Staff know of your support for Judge Kavanaugh.

Confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court is essential to create a path forward to restoring marriage to our nation's laws. Judge Kavanaugh has been on the federal bench for over a decade and has authored over 300 opinions during that time. He's proven himself to be a solid conservative and constitutionalist, someone who interprets constitutional questions based on the text of the constitution itself and the intent of the framers at the time the provision was crafted. I am convinced that such a judge would never allow something like gay 'marriage' to stand because it is an illegitimate and anti-constitutional concept.

Please help us today by signing our petition.

Also, if you are able to make a financial gift, we'd be extremely grateful. We will use your contribution to help reach more Americans to involve them in the battle to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Thank you for your support!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

📢 Tell Key Democrats to Support Brett Kavanaugh 📢

Dear Friend—Our work to ensure the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court is picking up steam and thus far the signs are encouraging. With Sen. Rand Paul announcing his support for Kavanaugh today, many media reports suggest that all the Republicans are likely to support Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation (although we won't take anything for granted).

Sign the Petition Today!

As important to the successful confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh are developments indicating that Chuck Schumer's outrageous campaign of pure obstruction is failing. Sen. Joe Manchin, one of a group of Democrat Senators who are seeking election in red states carried by President Trump, defied Schumer and met today with Kavanaugh to discuss his judicial record and philosophy.  It is being reported other Democrats are similarly wavering and also want to meet with Kavanaugh.

It's imperative that these key Democratic Senators – including Manchin (WV), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), Doug Jones (AL), Claire McCaskill (MO), and Jon Tester (MT) – hear from us that we expect them to support the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, a superbly qualified nominee to the US Supreme Court.

Please sign our petition to these key Democratic Senators letting them know that you expect them to side with the voters of their states to support President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

In addition to adding your signature to the petition, your action today will also result in an individual email to each of these Senators and to their Chief of Staff urging them to back Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation!

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The fact is that the future direction of the US Supreme Court was one of the most important issues in the 2016 presidential election. During the campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump highlighted Judge Kavanaugh as someone he was strongly considering appointing to the Supreme Court. After doing so, he went on to win the election, and in the process carried each of the states represented by Democrats we are targeting with our petition.

Please make your voice heard by signing our petition today.

Senator Schumer and his allies on the left are engaged in rank, partisan delaying tactics. Their latest gambit is to demand over one million documents that Kavanaugh may have been come in contact with during his service in government so that they can find some "nugget" of information to misrepresent and mischaracterize. It's nothing more than a transparent attempt to push the confirmation vote off until after this November's mid-term elections so that these vulnerable Democrats can avoid a vote on the Kavanaugh nomination. Schumer, of course, hopes that he can pull a rabbit out of the hat and engineer a Democrat takeover of the US Senate, which would derail not only the Kavanaugh nomination but every other presidential nomination that Mr. Trump might envision.

The time to act on Judge Brett Kavanaugh is now. He has been on the federal bench for over a decade and has authored over 300 opinions during that time. Everything that Americans need to know about his judicial philosophy is contained in those rulings. There's no need to go on a fishing expedition demanding a million documents in the hopes that something controversial might be found that can be twisted and distorted by the left and the media.

Please act today in signing our petition so that we can continue the momentum that has been built behind the Kavanaugh nomination. His record is as a solid conservative and constitutionalist, someone who interprets constitutional questions based on the text of the constitution itself and the intent of the framers had in mind at the time the provision was crafted. I am convinced that such a judge would never allow something like gay
'marriage' to stand.

We are committed to restoring marriage to our nation's laws and the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a critical element in our strategy to do so. Please help us today by signing our petition. And if you are able to make a financial gift so that we can reach more people in our campaign, we would be very grateful.

This is such an exciting time for marriage supporters. Let's keep up the momentum that we've got going in our favor! Thank you.

Thank you for your help.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

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