Dear Marriage Supporter,
As I'm sitting down to write this email, I see that we've raised $250,000 in matching gift funds — about half of what is available to us.
So many have generously given, and I offer you my sincerest thanks for their generosity... but there are still thousands of people reading this email right now who have yet to make a donation.
Marriage Supporter, I need your help to reach our goal of $500,000, taking full advantage of this incredible opportunity to secure the funds we need to defend marriage and the faith communities that sustain it in the political fight.
Your gift — of any amount — will be instantly matched, doubling its impact in the fight to defend marriage!
I am having my staff comb through our records this weekend to make sure the returns coming in through the mail are added to the total. But even with those substantial returns — and thank you also to everyone who has mailed us a check recently — we have a long way to go!
Tomorrow and Tuesday NOM will be launching our major, online, get-out-the-vote efforts to ensure that marriage supporters turn out to swing the critical — and extremely close — elections in favor of the marriage champions running for office.
The media wants people to believe that support for marriage is falling fast because they don't want marriage to be a factor in these close races. But the opposite is true.
A poll this week in the critical state of North Carolina revealed that 72% of voters believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman — an 11% increase from the 61% of voters who supported the marriage amendment we helped enact in 2012!
Your support has helped us spend nearly $200,000 on a TV ad and mailer in the critical race for US Senate in North Carolina, contrasting Thom Tillis' record of championing the marriage amendment with Kay Hagan's opposition to it, and her nomination of the federal judge who invalidated the amendment without so much as giving voters their day in court. Our challenge now is to get all the pro-marriage voters in North Carolina to the polls.
We have similar challenges in the Arkansas Senate race where we have a TV ad running opposing Mark Pryor and supporting pro-marriage champion Tom Cotton.
So, you can see how important our grassroots voter turnout effort is. It could make the difference in these two Senate races, not to mention several US House contests where we are also working hard.
Immediately following the elections, NOM will be meeting with the newly elected to discuss the upcoming term and what bills need to be advanced to protect marriage and religious liberty. We hope to be launching major media efforts targeting Washington DC to help advance the marriage agenda and we will be organizing the 2015 March for Marriage... so anything you donate WILL be put to immediate and effective use.
Brian S. Brown
PS: We are making a last minute push to turn out pro-marriage voters all across the country in an effort to tip the scales in many, many extremely close races for federal and state office. After the election we will immediately shift to launching several key initiatives designed to make a dramatic impact in the fight to defend marriage. Please — especially if you haven't yet made a donation to the matching gift campaign — click here right away to help us reach our goal of $500,000 before the elections conclude on Tuesday night.
This message has been authorized and paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Brian Brown, President. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate.