Dear Marriage Supporter,
If you wonder whether NOM matters in the fight to restore marriage and protect religious liberty, all you have to do is watch the major gay rights groups like the Human Rights Campaign and Marriage Equality USA react whenever they know that we have engaged somewhere. They become extremely concerned and whip their supporters into a frenzy, trying to defeat us at every turn. We take it as a compliment because it shows that NOM is making a dramatic impact across the country on a state, regional, and national level with our marriage and religious freedom initiatives.
With your help the NOM initiatives are making a difference. But we need your support to keep the momentum going and continue making an impact. It's imperative we remain fully funded so we can continue our work on your behalf.
For me personally, it is an honor to be leading our efforts to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it. Today I would like to share with you several of the far reaching initiatives NOM is proud to have helped champion.
- Over the last several weeks and days we have had significant victories in Houston and Kentucky helping advance the truth about marriage and fighting the special legal rights to people claiming to be "transgendered" — including men who claim to identify as women and demand the right to use the restrooms reserved for the opposite sex.
- We have helped promote critical events like the World Congress of Families and the tremendously successful rally for marriage in Oklahoma.
- We have been highly focused on helping elect a marriage champion as president. NOM is co-sponsoring the upcoming Presidential Family Forum in Iowa and we have tirelessly promoted the Presidential Pledge which holds candidates accountable to supporting the truth of marriage and pledging to take concrete steps to defend it.
- This past March, and every year, we organize and oversee the March for Marriage in Washington, DC. This past year we brought together an estimated 15,000 people to demonstrate at our nation's capital for the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
- Our advocacy of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) at the federal and state levels has been relentless and widespread.
- We have stood up for victims of intolerance, like Kim Davis, who was jailed for refusing to violate her conscience and the Kentucky constitution by personally being complicit in SSM.
- We had a huge victory in North Carolina where we worked with local allies to pass legislation to protect officials from having to issue same-sex licenses or participate in ceremonies, and then helped secure a veto override.
- And it's been just one year since our remarkable election victories where we helped defeat two GOP House candidates who had abandoned marriage, and elect two marriage champions to the US Senate — Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Thom Tillis of North Carolina. We're gearing up for critical elections in 2016.
The efforts I just shared are just a few examples of the great work we are doing around the country.
We are on the forefront of fighting for the freedom of all U.S. citizens by promoting the dignity of marriage, the family, and religious liberty. Our message needs to be amplified and shared across the country to every citizen. NOM's efforts will be even more effective with your support.
Please join our efforts by offering your best support so we can fight on and continue to make an impact. Your gift will be doubled by a matching grant from a passionate NOM supporter. Your gift of $50 becomes $100. Please offer your best gift today!
Thank you for all you are doing to fight for marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.
P.S. Please consider making a generous donation to help NOM continue the fight on your behalf — helping to make your voice heard. Your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous supporter. Your gift of $50 becomes $100 and $150 becomes $300. Support NOM today so we can protect your rights and the rights of all Americans to believe, speak and live the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.