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Kavanaugh takes the bench

Dear Friend—Yesterday, Justice Brett Kavanagh finally got down to work, joining his colleagues in hearing three cases relating to criminal procedure. Before he took the bench, he announced that he had hired four female law clerks, becoming the first Supreme Court justice in history to hire an all-woman group of clerks. This continues his history of promoting women in the legal profession, a far cry from the grotesque characterization of him the left sought to establish during the confirmation process.

The successful confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court caps a momentous battle where NOM devoted everything we had to securing this victory. We activated thousands of members to make contacts with US Senators, including a special core of strong supporters called Marriage Heroes, who regularly and consistently promoted the Kavanaugh nomination. We produced a string of educational communications, including a powerful endorsement video, that explained why Justice Kavanaugh would be a transformative conservative voice on the Court. And we rallied the grassroots at every turn, including after Judge Kavanaugh was sucker-punched by Democrats with ugly, wholly unproven and uncorroborated allegations from his days in high school.

The ferocity of the confirmation battle makes the victory particularly sweet, but it was also exhausting, to our team who devoted themselves completely to the effort, but also to our finances. We expended everything we had to secure this confirmation and we urgently need to raise funds now, because our work is far from done. Unless we replenish our coffers immediately, we'll have to take some drastic steps to cut back our activities. And those cuts couldn't come at a worse time. Will you help us with an emergency contribution so that we can avoid cuts to programs and continue the momentum we've built?

>>> I'll make an emergency contribution of $500!

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The last thing I want to contemplate after the great Kavanaugh confirmation victory is to cut back on our activities. Rather than cutting, now is the time to be expanding our work. With a 5-4 pro-marriage majority on the Supreme Court thanks to the Kavanaugh confirmation, our team is eager to strategize with legal experts on how and when to bring action that could result in the restoration of marriage to our nation's laws. But before we can turn our attention to bold strategies like that, it's imperative that we refill our coffers with the thousands of dollars in emergency funding that we urgently need.

Please, if at all possible, act today with an emergency financial contribution so that we can continue full speed ahead in our fight to restore marriage to our laws, and protect the religious liberty rights of all people of faith.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Congratulations to J͟u͟s͟t͟i͟c͟e͟ Kavanaugh!

Dear Friend—As you no doubt know, the US Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court! This is a tremendous victory for us and all Americans who revere the constitution and believe that it is the duty of the Supreme Court to uphold what the constitution says and not invent "constitutional rights" that don't exist in order to further a political agenda or ideology.

Justice Kavanaugh took two separate oaths late on Saturday – the Judicial Oath delivered by the man he is replacing, former Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the Constitutional Oath by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Kavanaugh will now join our nation's highest court as one of its most conservative members, giving the court a clear 5-4 conservative majority, as well as a pro-marriage majority.

The successful confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh is a tremendous accomplishment following a grueling process that began back in July when he was nominated by President Trump. NOM worked extremely hard on the confirmation and we are most gratified with the result.

With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, there is now a path forward to restore marriage to our nation's laws by reversing the illegitimate Obergefell ruling imposing gay 'marriage' on the nation in 2015.

There are a number of people we need to thank, and I hope you will join me in doing so.

First, Senator Susan Collins of Maine did the right thing and stood with Justice Kavanaugh despite tremendous pressure from groups on the left. NOM led a special advocacy effort urging our many supporters in Maine to contact Senator Collins to ask for her support, which made a big difference. We thank Senator Collins for her vote.

Second, we targeted six Senate Democrats who are in states won by President Trump. One of those, Sen. Joe Manchin, voted to confirm Kavanaugh. We are extremely grateful to him for this principled vote.

Third, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley did an amazing job of moving the nomination forward, especially after Kavanaugh was sucker-punched by Democrats who, after his hearing was complete, accused him of sexual assault while in high school. McConnell and Grassley were champions for Kavanaugh and the rule of law.

Please call these Senators at 202-224-3121 to thank them for their support.

Of course, we all owe a debt of gratitude to President Donald J. Trump. Not only did he nominate Justice Kavanaugh in the first instance, but he resolutely stood by him in the face of a withering attack by the left and the media when the allegations were leveled at him. Many Republican presidents would have folded in the face of this pressure, but President Trump believed in Justice Kavanaugh and held firm. His confirmation becomes a lasting legacy of the Trump presidency.

This victory is extremely gratifying, but the battle to win the confirmation vote was incredibly difficult and exhausting. We put everything we had as an organization into this effort, and now we need to rebuild our war chest. If you could help us with a generous donation today, we would really appreciate it. Even more appreciated would be your signing up as a Sustaining Partner of NOM with a monthly donation:

>>> I'm in for $250 a month!

>>> I'm in for $100 a month!

>>> I'm in for $50 a month!

>>> I'm in for $25 a month!

>>> I'm in for $10 a month!

With Justice Kavanaugh now in place, NOM will be leading an effort to restore marriage to our laws. It won't happen immediately, but we're determined to fight for this to occur at the earliest possible moment. Our team will be strategizing with lawyers and legal experts about the type of case, and the timing of such a case, to bring forward so that we can one day soon see the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman reflected in the laws of his nation.

Finally, I want to thank you, the loyal members of the National Organization for Marriage, for everything that you did to cause this victory to come about. To our donors, those who joined our Marriage Heroes campaign, to those who contacted their US Senators, to those who viewed and shared our Kavanaugh endorsement video, and those who prayed for this outcome, thank you! We are humbled and honored to call you friends, and fellow believers. May God richly reward you for your support.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

The vote is tomorrow...

Dear Friend—Just a few minutes ago the US Senate voted to end debate on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Tomorrow there will be an up or down vote on his confirmation.

Please contact your US Senators to urge them to support the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. He is a supremely qualified judge, someone whose legal rulings have been uniformly respected as being fair, well-reasoned and well-articulated. Most importantly, he is a constitutionalist, meaning that he believes that the constitution means what it says and that judges should never invent constitutional "rights" in order to advance their own views of what the law should be. You can learn more about why we strongly support Judge Kavanaugh by watching our endorsement video here.

The number to call to reach your Senators is 202-224-3121.

If you are active on social media, please also post your support for the Kavanaugh nomination and ask your friends and contacts to do the same.

When we began this process many months ago, I said it would be unlike anything we had ever seen beforeBoy were those words prophetic. The way that Judge Kavanaugh has been treated by Senate Democrats is a national disgrace. After this battle is completed and Judge Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court, it will be time to explore whether there should be changes to the Senate confirmation process to prevent a repeat of the circus that occurred here.

So far, the confirmation vote looks good as the vote today to advance the nomination was 51-49. But Senators can change their minds and we need to keep the pressure up. So please take a moment to call your US Senators to voice your support for Judge Kavanaugh.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Kavanaugh Kills It

Dear Friend—As I am sure you know, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh absolutely killed it last week in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was composed, articulate, thoughtful and likeable. His appearance reinforced his brilliance as a jurist and his decency as a human being. Every attempt by partisan Democrats and rowdy protestors to derail his nomination fell completely flat. Many, like Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris, embarrassed themselves in the process of trying.

With the hearings now concluded, the confirmation process will move to the next step. There will be a formal vote taken by the Judiciary Committee to advance his nomination to the Senate Floor, and then the full Senate will vote on his confirmation.

Things are looking good for us, but we can't take anything for granted. We must ramp up our contacts with the six Democrats we've targeted to support Judge Kavanaugh, but doing so will cost a considerable sum. Will you help?

>>> I will give $15 to fight for Judge Kavanaugh

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We’ve already generated thousands of grassroots contacts to the six Democratic Senators we believe might support Judge Kavanaugh (these are Senators Manchin, Heitkamp, McCaskill, Donnelly, Jones and Tester). But if we are able to raise more funds, we can significantly increase those contacts.

Fortunately, every donation we receive through the end of the confirmation process will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total match of $40,000! That means that whatever you can afford to give will double in size and effectiveness. Can I count on you to make an immediate financial contribution to help us close the deal with the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh?

>>> I'm in for $15

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We're in the homestretch now of one of the most important things we can do to restore marriage to our nation's laws, uphold life and protect religious liberty. With Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation, we will have a pro-marriage, pro-family majority on the Supreme Court.

Please help us do everything in our power to continue to fight for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. So much is riding on it. Whatever you can give will be matched dollar for dollar.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Thanks, Evan!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Dear Friends:

"If you thought the National Organization for Marriage disappeared once we won the freedom to marry in 2015, think again."

These are the words of Evan Wolfson, the gay rights activist and lawyer behind "Freedom to Marry" - which is now "Freedom to Marry Global." These words appear in his latest fundraising appeal, where he shares that efforts to redefine marriage in Taiwan are faltering due to pro-marriage advocates there adopting strategies from NOM's winning playbook! In Evan's biased words of explanation, "Under the instigation of NOM’s Brian Brown and others, anti-LGBT forces are scheming to block [a court ruling redefining marriage] from ever taking effect." 

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Well, Evan is right about this much: NOM is not only the leading advocacy organization in the United States fighting to preserve and defend marriage, but globally: people do look to us and our strategies for inspiration in waging their own defense of marriage and family.

Where Evan goes wrong in his desperate, shrill fundraising missive is his alternate version of history where he claims he and his colleagues "defeated" NOM's "Prop 8-style playbook" here in the US and that they're prepared to do it again in Taiwan. What Evan and his cronies actually did was use the courts to make an end-run around the democratic and political process, and invalidate the votes of over 50 million Americans in a majority of states! The truth that this gay activist doesn't want you to recall is that NOM and our side of this critical battle won virtually every battle in every state to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We routed Freedom to Marry and their allies in state votes on marriage.

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Evan is scared, you see, because he knows this "victory" in the US was a cheat and stolen. He is worried that in other countries the democratic process might be allowed to work as it is supposed to work, and that he and his friends won't be able to manipulate the courts to finally do their bidding.

He is also scared - or he should be - that here at home the court has undergone some drastic changes under President Trump's administration. At every level - from local district courts through the Circuit Courts of Appeals, right up the Supreme Court - true constitutionalist jurists have been filling vacancies left by activist judges... and this doesn't bode well for the future of such wrongly-decided verdicts as Obergefell. Evan knows that a future Supreme Court might find the reasoning of Justice Kennedy's decision (that the late Justice Scalia colorfully described as "the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie") to be lacking in Constitutional wisdom and jurisprudence.

So, you see, this is why it is crucial that NOM continue fighting. Our opponents, those who foisted a redefinition of marriage on the United States and are now exporting their ideology across the world, know that we are a formidable threat to their radical agenda! Will you re-commit today to standing with us and making sure that we continue to present such a challenge to that agenda?

Every dollar you donate today will be instantly matched, so there really couldn't be a better time to make such a re-commitment.

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Your support is what allows NOM to continue to do our work. And ironically one of the best indications of how important and effective this work still is has been given to us by one of our most determined opponents! I guess all I can say is, thanks Evan!

I do really want to thank you, though, our friends and allies, for your continued dedication to and support of NOM's crucial role in protecting and safeguarding our values. I am immensely honored and humbled that we continue to be a beacon and example to all those around the world who share our concern. We couldn't do it without your help!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Watch this now

Dear Friends—

Dear Friend—The confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh start in one week. To rally the American people, we have prepared an important 60 second video that I'm asking you to please watch right now.

After you've watched the video, there are a few very important things that I am asking you to do. I wouldn’t ask so much of you if it weren't that important.

  1. Please call one or more of the US Senators listed in the ad and ask them to support the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. Even if you don't live in their state, they still need to know that the American people are behind a true constitutionalist like Brett Kavanaugh. Just tell them that Kavanaugh is extremely qualified, one of the top appeals court judges in the country, someone who has written 300 solid legal opinions and who will faithfully uphold the constitution, not legislate from the bench.You can be certain that Kavanagh's opponents are burning up the phone lines. These Senators need to hear from us today!
  2. Please immediately share the video with all the people you can reach on social media and via email. It's imperative that we spread this important Call to Action far and wide.
  1. If at all possible, please make a financial contribution to NOM so that we can reach more people. Thanks to a generous supporter, anything you can give between now and the confirmation hearing will be matched, dollar for dollar up to a total match of $40,000.

There is nothing more important to the causes of marriage, life and religious liberty than securing a majority on the US Supreme Court. With Judge Kavanaugh replacing Anthony Kennedy, we'll have a pro-marriage majority on the Court and a legitimate path forward to restoring marriage to our nation's laws. Please, don't let this opportunity pass by.

With so much on the line, can you carve out a few minutes to help us? Please take these simple steps:

  • Watch our 60 second Call to Action video supporting Judge Kavanaugh. Then call one or more of the Senators listed in the ad to ask for their support. Dial 202-224-3121.
  • Share our video with all your friends on social media and via email:
                            

The time is short. Hearings will begin in one week and the full Senate will be voting on the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh before you know it. So much is at stake. Please help today.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

PS – After you've watched our new video and shared it with others, please consider making a financial contribution to NOM to help us share the video with others. Your gift will be matched, doubling in size and effectiveness. Thank you.

A supporter challenges us...

Dear Friends—On Monday I wrote that confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court are set to begin on September 4thThe importance of confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court cannot be overstated. He is a true constitutionalist, someone who firmly believes that judges should never invent constitutional rights and must interpret constitutional questions according to the intent of the legislators at the time the constitution was adopted or amended.

We strongly believe that Judge Kavanaugh will give us a pro-marriage majority on the Supreme Court and a clear path forward to restoring marriage to our nation's laws. That's why we are going "all in" to help secure his confirmation, and devoting every available resource to the cause. Recognizing the importance of the work NOM can do to support Judge Kavanaugh, a generous supporter has stepped up with a challenge for us – he will match every donation we receive through September 4th up to a total contribution of $40,000! This is an amazing offer that couldn't come at a better time!

We’re already hard at work mobilizing the grassroots in support of Judge Kavanaugh. Thousands of contacts have been made by NOM supporters to US Senators. But this incredible $40,000 matching gift challenge will allow us to do so much more. Will you help us with an emergency financial contribution today to help confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh knowing that it will instantly double in effectiveness thanks to this matching gift challenge?

>>> I'm in for $15 which will double to $30 to help confirm Judge Kavanaugh

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It's imperative that we be able to counter the media spectacle and lies that the Left intends to create by making sure that Senators hear from grassroots supporters across America that they expect Judge Kavanaugh to be confirmed. NOM has targeted six Democratic Senators for particular attention, and indications are that it is making a difference. They've broken ranks with Chuck Schumer to meet with Kavanaugh, and we're working hard to make sure that they ultimately vote to confirm him.

This $40,000 matching gift challenge comes at the perfect time for us. Your gift today will double in size allowing us to devote even more resources to fight for the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.

I can't tell you how energized and excited I am to be in this judicial confirmation battle. I'm proud of every NOM supporter who has stood with us to be in the position we are today, on the verge of having a pro-marriage majority on the US Supreme Court. Let's all work hard to finish the task. Please help us at this critical time with whatever amount you are able to contribute, knowing that it will instantly double in size and effectiveness.

Thank you!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

🔑 These Democrats Are Key to Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

Dear Friend—Last week NOM launched a nationwide petition to help our supporters contact six key Democratic US Senators who could be pivotal to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Please add your name today to our petition.

When you sign our petition, NOM will send an email on your behalf to each of the six Democratic Senators we are targeting—Joe Manchin (WV), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), Doug Jones (AL), Claire McCaskill (MO), and Jon Tester (MT)—letting them know that you and countless other Americans want them to vote to support Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. We also will send a copy of the email to each of the Senators' Chief of Staff.

Already, thousands of emails have been generated from NOM supporters but more work needs to be done to keep the pressure on these key Democratic Senators. It's imperative that these Senators hear from us that we expect them to support the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, a superbly qualified nominee to the US Supreme Court. Please act today to sign our petition.

Normally, a US Senator might not care much about what voters in other states feel about an issue, but in this case each of these Democratic Senators are worried about the impact their confirmation vote might have on their political futures. Each of these Senators is seeking reelection in states carried by Donald Trump so they are worried about alienating the Trump base and conservatives generally. And each are being inundated by leftist activists from across the country urging them to ignore the fact that President Trump was elected in their state in large part because of his promise to appoint Supreme Court Justices like Brett Kavanaugh, people with a proven record of upholding the constitution and refusing to legislate from the bench to impose their own personal viewpoints.

It's critical that these key Democratic Senators hear from NOM's members that we want them to put the interests of voters ahead of the narrow interests of special interest groups on the left and vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Please sign our petition today so that these Senators and their Chiefs of Staff know of your support for Judge Kavanaugh.

Confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court is essential to create a path forward to restoring marriage to our nation's laws. Judge Kavanaugh has been on the federal bench for over a decade and has authored over 300 opinions during that time. He's proven himself to be a solid conservative and constitutionalist, someone who interprets constitutional questions based on the text of the constitution itself and the intent of the framers at the time the provision was crafted. I am convinced that such a judge would never allow something like gay 'marriage' to stand because it is an illegitimate and anti-constitutional concept.

Please help us today by signing our petition.

Also, if you are able to make a financial gift, we'd be extremely grateful. We will use your contribution to help reach more Americans to involve them in the battle to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Thank you for your support!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

Make A Difference - Become a Marriage Hero…

Dear Friend—President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy is one of the most pivotal moments in the fight for marriage. Judge Kavanaugh is a constitutionalist like Antonin Scalia and Neil Gorsuch who believes in interpreting the constitution based on its wording and original meaning. The importance of this nomination to the Supreme Court cannot be overstated. For the first time since the Court illegitimately redefined marriage in the Obergefell decision of 2015, NOM and all marriage supporters will have a clear path forward to restore marriage to our nation's laws.

To ensure that we fully capitalize on the moment at hand, we have launched the Marriage Heroes campaign. Our objective is to recruit individuals who will commit to take specific actions to support the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh so that we have a pro-marriage majority on the Supreme Court. Will you stand with us at this critical time in history as a Marriage HeroPlease sign up today.

As a Marriage Hero, we'll rely on you to help us in a number of critical ways, including:

  • Participate in calling attention to the true nature of marriage – one man and one woman – through support of our & campaign. Click here for more info.
  • Call and write key US Senators urging them to support confirmation of President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court.
  • Submit letters and comments to your local newspaper and influential publications supporting the nominee (NOM will provide key talking points along the way).
  • If you are a user of social media, be an active supporter of the nominee, disseminating key points and rebutting the misinformation that is sure to be generated by the other side (again, we will provide content for you to use).
  • Band together with friends and allies for periodic public displays of support, such as sign waving events at busy intersections.

Already, hundreds of NOM supporters have stepped up pledging to devote themselves to this cause. They realize we are embarking on the most important period of time in all of NOM's history. With this new Supreme Court nomination, we are poised to have a legitimate opportunity to undo the Obergefell decision in the near future. This is an incredible blessing, something we thank God for.

But securing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh will not be easy because the left knows full well that this confirmation battle could shape the future of marriage, life, religious liberty and everything we care about for generations to come. The nation has never seen what it is about to witness from the left. They will stop at nothing to derail President Trump's nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.

That's why our Marriage Hero campaign is so absolutely critical because it can harness and unleash the power of the grassroots. Will you help by agreeing to become a Marriage Hero?

The few hours we will ask you to devote to winning this confirmation vote will be just a moment compared to the tremendous lasting good that will come from a US Supreme Court that is guided by the constitution and not by the opinion of elites who seek to impose their own views on the American people.

Please act today by signing up to be a Marriage Hero, someone willing to help us as a grassroots champion to do the critical work needed to counter the left and secure a majority of justices on the Supreme Court who will restore marriage, stand for life and protect religious liberty.

I couldn't be more excited about the future. Please help us secure that future by becoming a Marriage Hero today.

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

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A Constitutionalist Who Will Be Strong On Our Issues

Dear Friend—

As you know, President Trump last night officially nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. He described Kavanaugh as "a judge's judge" and praised his intellect, legal credentials, judicial record and reputation. Most importantly, President Trump extolled Kavanagh's judicial philosophy saying, "What matters is not a judge’s political views, but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require. I am pleased to say that I have found, without doubt, such a person."

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) supports Judge Kavanaugh's nomination and will work hard to secure his confirmation.The reasons we support him are several fold, but include:

  • He has a philosophy and track record of relying on the text of the Constitution as drafted by the framers and opposes judges inventing "rights" that do not exist in the Constitution itself. He has said, "[R]ead the words of the statute as written. Read the text of the Constitution as written, mindful of history and tradition. Don’t make up new constitutional rights that are not in the text of the Constitution. Don’t shy away from enforcing constitutional rights that are in the text of the Constitution.”
  • He has a strong record of fighting to protect religious liberty. While in private practice, Kavanaugh chaired the Federalist Society's Religious Liberty Practice Group and fought for the religious liberty rights of people of faith. On a personal level, he is a devout believer in Jesus, an active member of his church, and a volunteer in many faith-based and community groups.
  • His track record as a judge is as a staunch conservative and, like Justices Scalia and Gorsuch, someone who applies the Constitution and the law as written, not legislating from the bench to impose his own political views. He has over a decade of service on the Court of Appeals, authoring over 300 opinions, and has proven himself to be a man of principle, able to resist pressure from liberal judges and interest groups.
  • A number of top legal experts for whom we have enormous respect, including the Federalist Society's Leonard Leo and Ed Whalen of the Ethics and Public Policy Institute, sing Judge Kavanaugh's praises as a strong, reliable conservative who can be counted upon to apply the law and the Constitution as written. Their views are echoed by Sarah Pitlyk, a former Kavanaugh law clerk and Special Counsel for the Thomas More Society, a legal group that fights for life, family and religious liberty.

If as a Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh rules as he says judges should rule ("Don't make up new constitutional rights that are not in the text of the Constitution") then I am confident that he will join an opinion to overturn gay 'marriage' and restore traditional marriage to our nation's laws. Obviously, there is no provision in the text of the Constitution that requires gay 'marriage.' Such a philosophy also suggests that he would be inclined to overturn Roe v Wadesince there is no right to abortion in the Constitution either.

The confirmation process will be brutal, and we need to be ready to fight with everything we have to support Judge Kavanaugh. We need your help. Here's what I am asking you to do:

  • Join our Marriage Hero campaign agreeing to work at the grassroots level to support the confirmation. This costs nothing other than a little bit of time. You can read more about what's involved here. The bottom line is we need several thousand supporters to step up and help us at the grassroots level in this critical work.
  • Actively promote our & campaign on social media, underscoring the true nature of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We need to keep this truth before the American people.
  • Please consider making a financial donation to NOM to help us maximize our effectiveness. We need to conduct more outreach in critical states represented by Republicans who might waver, and by Democrats in states carried by President Trump. We'll be targeting half a dozen states for additional organizing work, and we need financial support to do so.

This is a tremendously important time for our movement. Now more than ever, we need to rally the American people behind someone who will fight for and defend the Constitution of the United States, and reverse course from the disastrous direction that the liberals have fashioned, using the judicial system to impose policies that are not supported by the Constitution and that take the country in the wrong direction.

Please join with us today by becoming a Marriage Hero, helping to support the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh at the grassroots level. And if you are able, please consider making a financial contribution of whatever amount you can afford so that we are able to ensure that our campaign is fully functional nationwide, and especially so in key states with potential swing Senators. And if you are active on social media, please constantly promote the & campaign to keep the truth about the nature of marriage before the American people.

This is a great time to be fighting for marriage – let's do this!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

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Become a Marriage Hero

Dear Friend—Today at 9 PM eastern time, President Trump will announce his nomination of a judge to the US Supreme Court to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy.  We believe that any of the candidates rumored to be finalists – Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Thomas Hardiman and Raymond Kethledge – would be excellent on our issues. They are all constitutionalists like Antonin Scalia and Neil Gorsuch who believe in interpreting the constitution based on its wording and original meaning. Once the nomination is made, a historic and unprecedented confirmation battle will ensue, the likes of which the nation has never seen. Control of the US Supreme Court for generations to come will be at stake, and cases wrongly decided by prior courts, such as the imposition of gay 'marriage' and unfettered abortion on demand, will be ripe to be overturned.

The importance of this nomination to the Supreme Court cannot be overstated. For the first time since the Court illegitimately redefined marriage in the Obergefell decision of 2015, NOM and all marriage supporters will have a clear path forward to restore marriage to our nation's laws.

To ensure that we fully capitalize on the moment at hand, we are launching the Marriage Heroes campaign. Our objective is to recruit thousands of individuals who will commit to take specific actions to support the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice. We need a massive outpouring from the grassroots to ensure that control of the Supreme Court swings to our side.

Will you be one of thousands of Americans to stand with us as a Marriage Hero? Please sign up today.

As a Marriage Hero, we'll rely on you to help us in a number of critical ways, including:

  • Participate in calling attention to the true nature of marriage – one man and one woman – through support of our & campaign. Click here for more info.
  • Call and write key US Senators urging them to support confirmation of President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court.
  • Submit letters and comments to your local newspaper and influential publications supporting the nominee (NOM will provide key talking points along the way).
  • If you are a user of social media, be an active supporter of the nominee, disseminating key points and rebutting the misinformation that is sure to be generated by the other side (again, we will provide content for you to use).
  • Band together with friends and allies for periodic public displays of support, such as sign waving events at busy intersections.

We are about to embark on the most important period of time in all of NOM's history. It's rare for a group like ours to be able to survive when dealt a blow like we were in the illegitimate and anti-constitutional Obergefell ruling redefining marriage. But thanks to you and thousands of others who have stood with us, NOM has not only survived, but thrived. We've had some incredible accomplishments in the Trump era, and with this new Supreme Court nomination, are poised to have a legitimate opportunity to undo the Obergefell decision in the near future.

But securing the confirmation of President Trump's nominee will not be easy because the left knows full well that this confirmation battle could shape the future of marriage, life, religious liberty and everything we care about for generations to come. The nation has never seen what it is about to witness from the left. They will stop at nothing to derail President Trump's nomination.

But as wealthy and influential as LGBT extremists and their allies on the left and in the media may be, they are no match for the grassroots power of those who believe in the sanctity of marriage, the cause of life, and the right of religious liberty.

Our Marriage Hero campaign is absolutely critical as we harness and unleash the power of the grassroots. Will you help by agreeing to become a Marriage Hero?

The few hours we will ask you to devote to winning this confirmation vote will be just a moment compared to the tremendous lasting good that will come from a US Supreme Court that is guided by the constitution and not by the opinion of elites who seek to impose their own views on the American people.

Please act today by signing up to be a Marriage Hero, someone willing to help us as a grassroots champion to do the critical work needed to counter the left and secure a majority of justices on the Supreme Court who will restore marriage, stand for life and protect religious liberty.

I couldn't be more excited about the future. Please help us secure that future by becoming a Marriage Hero today.

Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown

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This is our moment...

Dear Friend—In less than a week, President Trump will announce his nomination of a judge to the US Supreme Court to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy. There are lots of rumors as to whom the president might select. All of those being prominently mentioned look like they would be excellent on our issues. You can count on the left to vigorously oppose anyone that President Trump might nominate because they know there is a good likelihood that the person he selects will vote to overturn illegitimate, anti-constitutional rulings like Roe v Wade, and the Obergefell case that imposed gay 'marriage' on the nation.

We've got to be ready to do everything in our power to get President Trump's nominee confirmed. This is our moment. For the first time since the Supreme Court redefined marriage in 2015, we finally have a clear path to restoring marriage to our nation's laws. We can't spare any expense or resource in this battle, because it could shape the future of marriage, life, religious liberty and everything we care about for generations to come.

Will you stand with us at this critical moment in history to make an emergency financial contribution so that we can pour everything we have into this fight?

This confirmation battle will be harrowing and not for the faint of heart. The nation has never seen what it is about to witness from the left. They will stop at nothing to derail President Trump's nomination.

The road to confirmation is fraught with peril. Several weak Republicans are already being targeted by the left and the media. They are also working overtime to put pressure on some Democrats who might vote to confirm the nominee. The stakes in this battle just couldn't be higher.

We will soon be announcing a new initiative to help confirm President Trump's nominee. It will represent a maximum effort on our part to support the nominee. But to be successful, we need to raise thousands of dollars in the next week.

If you are able to help us today at this critical moment, we would be extremely grateful.

Thank you for your support. I couldn't be more excited about the future, and the path that is before us.

Brian S Brown
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What an amazing couple of weeks…

Dear Friend—The last couple of weeks have been an absolute whirlwind as we've racked up accomplishment after accomplishment at the US Supreme Court. Let's review:

  • Two weeks ago we won an incredible victory with the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision from the Supreme Court, which found that Christian baker Jack Phillips was not guilty of discrimination and if anything had been discriminated against by the state of Colorado which had cavalierly dismissed his religious objections to designing a custom 'wedding' cake for a same-sex couple. The Colorado ruling against him was overturned, a great win for supporters of marriage. NOM worked hard on this case to support Jack's rights, and the rights of all people who believe in true marriage.
  • A week ago, the US Supreme Court vacated the devastating ruling of the Washington State Supreme Court punishing Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian florist and a grandmother, because she declined to create floral arrangements for a same-sex 'wedding' that violates her religious beliefs about marriage. The US Supreme Court directed the state of Washington to reconsider the case in light of its ruling for Jack Phillips. Again, NOM has been a staunch ally of Barronelle Stutzman throughout her ordeal.
  • Though not related to marriage, the Supreme Court also overturned an insane California law that required pro-life pregnancy centers to post information promoting abortion services available from the state.
  • Then yesterday, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Court at the end of July. Kennedy regularly supported pro-abortion decisions, and was the leading justice on the Court pushing the gay agenda, including authoring the illegitimate ruling imposing gay 'marriage' on the nation.

I can't but feel that there is a move of the Holy Spirit at work here. Not only did we achieve these great victories even with Anthony Kennedy on the Court, we have a realistic likelihood that President Trump will nominate a staunch conservative, someone like Justice Neil Gorsuch who is pro-life and pro-marriage, and who believes the constitution means what it says and cannot be used as a tool to advance a political agenda. Once that happens, here is what the future could look like in just a few years:

  • There would be a realistic path to restoring traditional marriage to our nation's laws as we would have a majority of justices who agree that the Obergefell ruling was illegitimate and without legal basis.
  • Similarly, there would be a realistic path to overturning Roe v. Wade and its progeny, ending the scourge of abortion on demand in every state in the union.

The importance of this upcoming fight to receive the nomination of a true conservative like Gorsuch, and then the confirmation fight simply cannot be overstated. I am asking you to take two simple, but important and concrete steps to help at this critical moment in history:

  1. Please post this image  on all your social media accounts, and share it with your friends and contacts. NOM's & Campaign is a great way to protest the illegitimate imposition of gay 'marriage,' which happened three years ago this week, while reinforcing the core element of marriage – it is the union of one man and one woman. You can download the & Campaign image here.
  2. Please make an immediate donation to NOM so that we can marshal the resources we need to fight for a new justice, someone with the intellect and judicial philosophy to uphold the constitution and overturn Obergefelland Roe.

We are entering one of the most important periods of time in each of our lives. This is one of those rare occurrences which rise far above the normal clatter of political causes to assume a position of monumental importance in history. In this moment, we have the power to change the direction of our entire nation. We have the ability to powerfully push back against cultural insanity that is destroying the American values gifted us by the Judeo-Christian tradition.

I can't think of a more important time in my life to pour everything into winning this upcoming fight over control of the Supreme Court. It's certainly the most important battle in NOM's history, and we are going to do everything we possibly can to be victorious in seeing a conservative, constitutionalist jurist replace Justice Kennedy on the Court.

Please help us by downloading this image, and by making an urgently-needed financial contribution to support our work during this critical time. Thank you!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
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BREAKING: Anthony Kennedy Retiring from Supreme Court

In a major announcement that could change everything about how the US Supreme Court looks at marriage, religious liberty, life and gender, Justice Anthony Kennedy has just announced that he will retire from the US Supreme Court at the end of July. President Trump has pledged to begin the process of selecting a replacement immediately.
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of this moment. If President Trump nominates someone like Neil Gorsuch, which we will strongly urge him to do, and the nominee is confirmed by the Senate, then we will go from a 5-4 split that redefined marriage to a 5-4 pro-marriage majority. It will give us a legitimate opportunity to remove the lie of same-sex 'marriage' that was illegitimately imposed on the nation. A constitutionalist like Gorsuch replacing Kennedy also will greatly strengthen legal recognition of a vast array of religious liberty rights, not to mention the pro-life cause, and the fight for recognition of the truth of gender.

Anthony Kennedy, frequently called the "swing vote" on the Court, was a disaster on many of the issues we care most about. He wrote the majority opinion in Obergefell, imposing gay 'marriage' on the country. He also joined in many pro-abortion rulings over the years, and was a leader in creating special gay "rights" in the law.

We are going to have a huge fight on our hands. 

First, we need to encourage President Trump to nominate someone who, like Neil Gorsuch, is in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia, a justice who will apply the original meaning of the constitution as written, and not attempt to mold the constitution to suit his or her own agenda.

Second, once the right nominee has been put forward, we will have a titanic fight to secure his or her confirmation. Control of the Supreme Court will be at stake, so you can bet that the left will devote everything they have to defeating a conservative nominee.

We will be announcing plans in the next day or two to engage you and all of NOM's members in this momentous fight. In the meantime, please act immediately with an emergency donation so that we can aggressively fight for the nomination and confirmation of a justice who will uphold the constitution and restore marriage to our nation's laws.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
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Will he do it?

There are just two official "decision days" left on the 2018 Supreme Court calendar. There are some important cases for the Court yet to decide, but there is a decision we are awaiting that is even bigger than any current pending case – the decision by Justice Anthony Kennedy whether to retire from the Supreme Court.

Why is that so important? Because Kennedy has been the swing vote on so many cases, including the illegitimate Obergefell decision that he authored imposing gay 'marriage' on the nation. If Kennedy retires as many people expect, it will set off one of the most consequential battles of our lifetime. NOM will need to devote every waking hour and deploy every available  resource to impacting the nomination and confirmation process.

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We've enjoyed a close relationship with the Trump administration and have had considerable success in pushing our issues with them. But the battle over the next Supreme Court vacancy will be the biggest test yet of whether President Trump will fight for the constitution and nominate someone like Antonin Scalia or Neil Gorsuch to replace Kennedy should he retire.

We think President Trump will nominate someone in the Scalia/Gorsuch tradition, and if he does we need to do everything we can to secure the confirmation of that nominee. But we have to realize that Mr. Trump will be under tremendous pressure from Democrats and the media to nominate someone in the mold of Anthony Kennedy, and we can't stand for that. If he succumbs to that pressure, we have to do everything we can to scuttle the nomination and prevent that nominee's confirmation.

The drama over the potential Kennedy retirement is just one of many reasons why the success of the mid-year membership drive we are completing is so critically important. Thanks to a faithful supporter, every gift we receive until midnight tomorrow night will be matched dollar for dollar.  This is a tremendous blessing, but we are way behind our goal and time is running out. Will you make an immediate membership contribution of $35 or more knowing that whatever you give will be matched dollar for dollar?

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We have just about a day and a half left in this critical matching campaign, and we've got a huge challenge in front of us. We are about $25,000 short of our goal, and we're running out of time. It would be an absolute tragedy to leave even a dollar on the table given the importance of the work we are in the midst of and the historic significance of a possible Anthony Kennedy retirement from the Supreme Court.

I'm asking every NOM supporter to step up with an emergency financial contribution so that we take full advantage of every dollar in matching funds that is available to us.

Please take a moment to put the situation we face into context, considering what LGBT extremists thought would be happening in 2018. These people were sure that Hillary Clinton would be president, that she would advance their extreme agenda by way of aggressive executive action, and that she would remake the Supreme Court in her hard-core leftist image, cementing their victories on marriage, life and gender, and even advancing them.

Instead, primarily because of the support provided to Donald Trump by people of faith, the environment has totally changed. With the election of Donald Trump, we are unraveling the Obama/Clinton agenda, dismantling policies like transgender bathrooms in public schools and transgenders serving in the military, and advancing strong religious liberty protections for people of faith. And if Anthony Kennedy retires as many people expect – we could quite literally get his decision within two weeks – we can remake the Supreme Court in a conservative, constitutionalist mold.

Think about what that could mean – reversing Obergefell and restoring marriage to our nation's laws, reversing Roe v Wade and upholding pro-life policies, enhancing legal rulings to protect religious liberty, etc., etc. These are game-changing issues that could shape the nation for generations to come.

Will you help us at this critical time? Your donation of $25 will mean we receive $50, your gift of $50 will mean we receive $100.

So much is on the line, and time is short. We’ve got to raise $25,000 by midnight tomorrow night, a big undertaking.

Hundreds of people have responded to this critical mid-year pledge drive, and I am very grateful to each and every one of them. If you have already given, thank you! But even if you've contributed once, I'm asking you to consider an additional sacrificial gift today. I pray that you and every NOM member will step up and respond to our needs as the hour approaches that will mark the end of this matching gift opportunity.

Whatever you can afford to contribute, please act today. We have only hours left in this matching gift challenge, and we're short of our goal. Will you help right now?

Your support of NOM at this critical time will make a difference. Thank you for anything you can do!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown
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PS—I also ask you to say a prayer that the US Supreme Court will grant review in the Baronelle Stutzman/Arlene's Flowers case. This is the 70-year old grandmother who politely declined to participate in a same-sex 'wedding' that violates her Christian religious beliefs about the nature of marriage. She has been targeted by the despicable Attorney General of Washington State, Bob Ferguson, who has weaponized same-sex 'marriage' to target Baronelle and every other person of faith. The Court could decide whether to accept her case this Thursday, or the following Thursday. Please pray that they intervene to stop this injustice and stop her outrageous persecution.

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