Dear Friends of Marriage,
Tomorrow's special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts could be a game-changer when it comes to protecting marriage in Washington, DC!
The need is simple:
If you live in Massachusetts or know anyone who does, please do whatever you can to help get people to the polls to help Scott Brown pull off an amazing upset in the race for U.S. Senate!
The contrasts in this race couldn't be clearer.
Republican Scott Brown was one of a courageous few who voted in favor of the Massachusetts Marriage Amendment in the Massachusetts legislature.
Democrat Martha Coakley, meanwhile, is a radical same-sex marriage activist. In her role as Massachusetts Attorney General, she even sued the federal government to have the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) declared unconstitutional.
That's why NOM has endorsed Scott Brown for U.S. Senate and why we invested $50,000 in independent expenditures in this race over the past several days.
Scott Brown may be on the verge of becoming the first Republican Senator from Massachusetts since 1972. More importantly, his election would help protect DOMA and send a resounding message to the pro-same-sex marriage leadership in Washington. No longer would they have the virtually unlimited power of a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
And if a Republican can win in Massachusetts (or even come close!) how many red-state Democrats would be willing to put their seats on the line by voting to repeal DOMA in an election year?
Tomorrow could mark another tremendous blue-state victory for marriage. If you live in Massachusetts, please be sure to vote for Scott Brown for Senate. And call three or four neighbors to urge them to get to the polls to vote for Scott tomorrow, too!And if you don't live in Massachusetts, you can still help! Please call anyone you know who is registered to vote in Massachusetts and remind them how critical it is that they vote in tomorrow's special election. We have a chance to send a dramatic message to President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and the entire pro-same-sex marriage lobby in Washington.
As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, I am reminded of and challenged by his timeless words:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
My humble thanks to each of you who have courageously stood for what is right, even in the face of name-calling, abuse, and scorn. With your help, we are on the verge of another great victory!
Your help in getting out the vote could be enough to help pull off this stunning upset in Massachusetts tomorrow. Thank you!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542