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One Retirement Away

 


Yesterday there was some media buzz about a comment that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made, saying she had no plans to retire from the Supreme Court. This sent liberals off to celebrate, being reassured that one of the most liberal members of the Court planned to stay on. Of course, the Ginsburg story is a bit of fake news, because no Democrat would voluntarily retire when a Republican president is in office.

But the statement from Ginsburg does serve to illustrate a very important point for all of us at NOM: we could be only one retirement away from having a majority on the Supreme Court that could vote to restore marriage to our nation's laws.

Please help us have the resources we need to influence the future makeup of the Supreme Court, and to move our aggressive agenda forward.

Many people in the elite are fond of saying that "marriage is lost," but marriage is not lost. First of all marriage is an immutable, universal relationship - the union of one man and one woman - and no decision of any court or politician can change marriage. Thus, marriage will never be "lost" because it is a permanent, universal truth. But more to the point of the political discussion, marriage is not "lost" as a public policy issue because the rationale used by the Supreme Court in redefining marriage in 2015 was so specious, so utterly lacking in judicial precedent and legal foundation, that the retirement of a single justice who voted to redefine marriage could totally upend the situation and bring marriage back before the Supreme Court with a realistic opportunity to restore marriage.

And we could very well have just that situation occur later this year if Justice Anthony Kennedy retires from the Supreme Court, as many have speculated he will do.

And of course, it's no secret that most of the liberal justices are quite elderly and the cold reality of life is that nobody lives forever.

This is one of the reasons that a top priority of NOM's 2018 Strategic Plan is to work to keep marriage before the American public so that it can be restored to our laws at the earliest possible moment.

We don't know when our moment will arrive, but we do know this: we need to be ready to capitalize as soon as it does arrive. And that means that we need to upgrade our financial base, starting now.

NOM has been blessed with a terrific opportunity today and tomorrow where a group of donors has agreed to match every contribution we receive, dollar for dollar. But this matching gift opportunity ends at midnight on Wednesday.

Double Your Impact Today

If you have not yet you made a 2018 financial contribution to support NOM, I ask you to do so today. Your gift will immediately double.

I also want to let you know there is an even better way to help NOM be ready for the moment when we can put another pro-marriage justice on the US Supreme Court, and that is to become a Sustaining Member of NOM. Sustaining Members agree to make a monthly contribution to support our work of any amount they choose. It's an easy thing to do, but it has enormous impact in helping us build a more stable financial base.

And here is some incredible news: for the next two days, if you will agree to become a Sustaining Member of NOM, your monthly gift will be matched not one time but twelve times over! Your $15 monthly pledge as a Sustaining Member will result in NOM receiving $180 in matching funds.

Whether it is to have a pro-marriage majority on the US Supreme Court, or to enact religious liberty and other legal protections for marriage supporters, or fighting for the truth of gender, we depend on the generosity of individuals like you.

We're working hard to move our 2018 Strategic Plan forward and I hope that every member of NOM will step up with a donation. Whether you can become a Sustaining Member or prefer to make a one-time donation, please act today.

Again, there are only two days left before this incredible matching gift opportunity comes to an end, and we need your help. Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Brian S Brown

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