Dear Marriage Supporter,
ESPN called it the greatest play in Super Bowl history. NFL Films called it "The Play of the Decade." Dubbed "The Catch," David Tyree's near miraculous catch with a minute to go in Super Bowl XLII that set up the NY Giant’s victory against the undefeated New England Patriots.
Now, three years later, in another fourth quarter drive to victory, David Tyree once again stepped up with a courageous stand for marriage, standing yesterday with pastors from across the state on the steps of the Capitol in Albany and declaring: "I believe in marriage as God originally intended, between one man and one woman."
Below is a list of possible Republican swing votes. Please stand with David, the pastors, and millions of New Yorkers by calling and urging these legislators to stand firm in defense of marriage!
In the past two days, five Senators have announced their support for same-sex marriage, bringing the total to 31 senators publicly endorsing same-sex marriage. One more vote would give same-sex marriage activists a majority in the 62-member Senate.
With just four days left in the session, New Yorkers are coming together to resist this final push for same-sex marriage. Archbishop Dolan personally called on legislators to withstand the tremendous pressure they are under from gay marriage advocates. Pastors of all denominations have come to Albany to represent their congregations at this decisive moment. And New Yorkers from every walk of life are calling, emailing, visiting, faxing, and praying as the final vote approaches.
In these final moments, it is absolutely essential that these swing senators know that you oppose same-sex marriage today. Please call every senator on this list right now!
Since yesterday’s email, Kemp Hannon has assured us that he will vote NO on the bill, so we’ve taken his name off this list. But Senator Mark Grisanti—once an avowed defender of marriage—has suddenly announced that he is "undecided."
|Stephen Saland||(518) 455-2411|
|Roy McDonald||(518) 455-2381|
|Andrew Lanza||(518) 455-3215|
|Mark Grisanti||(518) 455-3240|
|Greg Ball||(518) 455-3111|
|Kemp Hannon||(516) 739-1700|
|Charles Fuschillo||(518) 455-3341|
|Betty Little||(518) 455-2811|
Also, please call Senator Dean Skelos to make clear that the people of New York–not politicians or judges–should define marriage. As Senate Majority Leader he should make sure that this question goes directly to the people.
|Dean Skelos||(518) 455-3171|
We urgently need your help. Please forward this message to all your family and friends.
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage