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money left on the table



With everything going on with the election and all the noise out there in the culture, it’s easy for people to have missed the big announcement last week that a generous group of donors has come together to match every contribution we receive for the balance of the year up to a total of $100,000!

While some of our supporters have stepped up with a gift so that we can access an equal amount from the matching funds, many people have not yet contributed. We've raised less than 10% of what we need, meaning that right now over 90% of the matching funds represents money that is being left on the table.

Please act today by making an immediate financial contribution so that we can take advantage of the opportunity that has been made available.

Double the Impact of Your Support!

This is the most important time of year for NOM, as we head into the final period of critical elections, and then prepare to advance our agenda in the aftermath of the election. Your gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more will make a tremendous difference to us. Not only will it help us pursue the critical work we have before us, but it will double in effectiveness thanks to the match that has been offered.

We have a tremendous group of committed supporters, and we're so grateful that several of them have come together to offer to match every contribution we receive, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000.

Please make an immediate gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more, which will double in effectiveness thanks to this matching gift opportunity.

Your generosity at this time is urgently needed.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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stop convicted sex offenders



Not long ago, North Carolina's governor, Pat McCrory, signed an important common-sense law stopping men from gaining access to intimate facilities like restrooms and showers that are reserved for girls and women. We strongly applaud Governor McCrory‘s leadership, but the left has gone crazy — targeting him for defeat with hateful, orchestrated attacks.

Governor McCrory's opponent, state Attorney General Roy Cooper, has come out in favor of allowing men into women's restrooms, and he's raising millions from LGBT extremists.

What Roy Cooper isn't telling voters is that he's siding with convicted sex offenders like Chad Sevearance-Turner who helped lead the campaign in Charlotte to open female restrooms and showers to men like him.

We've got to stop Roy Cooper and those that are backing his dangerous bathroom policy.

That's why NOM has co-sponsored this powerful new TV ad with our friends and allies at the NC Values Coalition. Please watch it now and contribute anything you can to get this powerful ad in front of as many North Carolina voters as possible.

Please help us make sure that voters across North Carolina see this powerful new ad by making an immediate financial contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 or even $500 or more.

Help voters see this powerful ad

We've got to make sure that voters realize that Roy Cooper is siding with convicted sex offenders against the privacy and safety of girls and women in North Carolina. That's why we're pouring every available dollar into this advertising campaign.

But we're way short of what we need to raise, which is why I am turning to you. Please, if there's any way that you can make an emergency contribution to get this ad on the air, it could make a tremendous difference.

The outcome of this race goes way beyond the borders of North Carolina. If Roy Cooper defeats Governor Pat McCrory, the media and LGBT extremists will spin it such that few other elected officials will want to take on the LGBT lobby and their allies in corporate America, Hollywood and big-time sports.

However, if Gov. McCrory defeats Roy Cooper, it will send a message to officials all over the country that standing for the truth of marriage and gender are winning issues, ones they can be confident the people support.

The stakes are extremely high. Please make a generous contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250 or $500 or more to make sure this powerful advertisement is seen by voters across North Carolina.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — We don't have the millions that our opponents do, but we know North Carolina and have won major campaigns there before. I served on the executive committee of the successful statewide campaign to amend the state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We won by over 62 percent. We need your help again. Now. Let's get this ad out together.


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Big News That Will Boost NOM



Dear Marriage Supporter,

I've got some great news that couldn't come at a better time for NOM: As we enter the most important period of the year, a group of generous donors have stepped forward with an offer to match every contribution we receive, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000!

Will you be one of our supporters who make an immediate financial contribution so that we can begin to tap into the matching funds that have been made available?

Your gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more will make a tremendous difference to us. Not only will it help us pursue the critical work we have before us, but it will double in effectiveness thanks to the match that has been offered.

Act Today

We are in the most important period of the year for NOM, with only ten weeks left to make a difference this year for marriage, religious liberty, and opposition to the dangerous gender ideology of LGBT extremists and the Obama administration.

  • We're working in Washington, DC to push the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). There will be opportunities this fall where FADA could be advanced through various legislative avenues, and we are preparing for those opportunities.

  • We're urging the US Supreme Court to take up a critical case out of Virginia that will give us the ability to stop President Obama's attempt to force his dangerous gender ideology on our children and grandchildren. Our brief to SCOTUS is being considered right now.

  • We're working to elect key champions for marriage, religious liberty and gender clarity to high office by educating voters in key states about the issues and the candidates. This includes working to keep control of the US Senate and House, and supporting champions in critical state contests.

  • We're working on important educational materials to promote marriage, religious liberty and the reality of gender. Our adversaries are working overtime to redefine these issues, and we're on the front lines battling for the truth.

All of these projects, and the other work that we have underway, are critical to the future of the country. And all of them require resources to pursue.

That's why we're so grateful that a group of donors have offered to match every contribution we receive, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000.

Please make an immediate gift of $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more, which will double in effectiveness thanks to this matching gift opportunity.

Double Your Donation Today

Your generosity at this time is urgently needed.

Some people make a tremendous sacrifice by carving out $10 from their monthly budget and donating it to NOM. We are so grateful for such a sacrifice. Other supporters have more financial flexibility and can manage a larger donation to support our work.

Whether you are able to donate $10, $100 or $1,000, please act today so that we can begin to access the matching funds that have been made available to us.

We are very grateful for all you've done to support us, and to stand for the truth of marriage, religious liberty and gender. Please act today with an additional show of support, which will be matched dollar for dollar.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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NOM Makes Major Endorsement



Marriage Supporter — I want you to be among the first to know that the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has endorsed Dr. John Fleming in the race for US Senate in Louisiana. Here is a video that we produced to explain our endorsement of this outstanding champion for marriage, life and religious liberty.

The presidential election obviously has occupied most of the political discussion this year, but with just over three weeks left before Election Day, there are a number of critical races where NOM can make a difference in helping retain control of the US Senate and key governorships, and win other state elections. Keeping the Louisiana Senate race in GOP hands is essential if we are to prevent the confirmation of liberal Supreme Court justices and inhibit the next administration from continuing President Obama's dangerous policies on redefining marriage, religious liberty and gender.

Producing individual videos to announce our endorsement and educate voters allows NOM to ratchet up our effectiveness. But producing videos also costs money, and we need your financial assistance of $25, $35, $50, $100 or $250 or more.

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Not only have videos become one of the most popular forms of communication, but a video makes it more likely that news of our endorsement will be spread on social media and via email by supporters of our endorsed candidate.

We still issue press releases announcing our endorsements (in fact we've invested in sophisticated new systems that allow us to reach more media outlets including bloggers and other influential online voices) but the addition of a video component will help ensure that our views become more prominent in the debate. It's also a way of bypassing the traditional media which tends to cover state elections like a horserace — focusing on polling and fundraising rather than the important issues at stake in the race.

Our team is hard at work producing a number of additional educational endorsement videos in critical races across the country, but we need your help to complete the task. Video production can be expensive, and we need to raise $5,200 to finish the videos we have in the pipeline.

Please make an immediate financial contribution of whatever you can afford — $25, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more — so that we know we'll have the resources we need to make an impact in critical races by informing voters about the candidates' records.

We only have a short period of time to get this important work completed, and we're counting on you to help erase the $5,200 shortfall we are facing. Please act today with the most generous gift you can make. Some of our supporters have been blessed with resources and can give $500 or more. If that is your circumstance, please do so today. But whether you can give $10 or $1,000, it's important that we hear from you right away so our team knows that we'll have the resources to finish this critical work.

No Matter the Size,
Every Gift is Needed and Appreciated

In some of the state races where we can make a difference, the information we're providing is essential. Oftentimes voters don't know the real facts about the candidates, and they have little way to determine them because the mainstream media doesn't report on issues. Politicians are experts at spinning, and in low-information races they spin like crazy. But once we release an endorsement video, voters have a clear and understandable explanation of the facts, and it becomes much harder for politicians to spin away from their record.

Please act today with a contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or $500 or more. Thank you.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — In addition to making a contribution to support NOM, please also support Dr. John Fleming directly in his race for US Senate in Louisiana. As we make clear in our endorsement video. Dr. Fleming is exactly the kind of champion for marriage, life and religious liberty we need in the US Senate. He deserves our support.


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NOM Endorses Dr. John Fleming for US Senate in Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2016
Contact: Joseph Grabowski (202) 457-8060 x-110 | [email protected]


"John Fleming has been a champion for marriage, religious liberty, life and family values his entire career in Congress. He's a proven leader, a true champion, and an honorable man." - Brian Brown, NOM President

nom_logoWashington, D.C. – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today announced it has endorsed Dr. John Fleming for US Senate in Louisiana, calling him a "true champion" in support of marriage, life, religious liberty and parental rights.

In an endorsement video released today, NOM's president Brian Brown said, "John Fleming has been a champion for marriage, religious liberty, life and family values his entire career in Congress. He’s fought for a constitutional amendment to protect marriage, and for the sanctity of human life; stood for religious freedom and parental rights; worked to promote fatherhood and encourage fathers to take responsibility for their children; and championed a national day of prayer. He's a proven leader, a true champion, and an honorable man."

 

NOM's endorsement video pointed out that the next Senator from Louisiana could cast the deciding vote on the confirmation of US Supreme Court justices and potentially decide the future direction of the Supreme Court, making it one of the most consequential votes in history.

Brown said, "We can count on Dr. John Fleming to make sure that only conservative justices like Antonin Scalia are confirmed to the Court, people who are committed to upholding the constitution. We cannot allow the policies of Barack Obama to live on for decades through an activist Supreme Court controlled by liberals."

NOM said it would distribute its endorsement video to supporters across the country and encourage them to contribute to support Fleming’s election. Dr. Fleming is seeking the seat of retiring Senator David Vitter. The top two candidates in November will advance to a run-off in December.

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To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, please contact:
Joseph Grabowski, [email protected], (202) 457-8060 x-110.

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Read NOM's Brief to the US Supreme Court



Marriage Supporter — I'm pleased to let you know that last Friday the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) filed a critically important legal brief with the US Supreme Court challenging President Obama's authority to impose his dangerous gender ideology policies on children in America's public schools. Obama has illegally issued directives to the public schools to allow biological males into intimate facilities reserved for females, such as showers and bathrooms, risking the privacy and safety of our children and grandchildren.

Read NOM's legal brief here.

The filing of this brief gives us an excellent opportunity to reverse President Obama's policies, preventing him from redefining gender in the same way that he redefined marriage in our nation's policies. If we are successful — and we think there is an excellent chance we will be successful — we can deal a fatal blow to the efforts of liberal politicians and LGBT extremists who wish to impose their insane ideas about gender. A victory before the US Supreme Court would mean that gay and lesbian extremists could redefine gender only through the democratic process, something they simply cannot do because it is such an extreme — and objectively false — position.

But as excited as I am to have the opportunity for NOM to participate in this case, I am also concerned because of the $12,000 it cost to prepare, print and file the brief. We've only raised half of that amount, so we've got a big hole in our budget that urgently must be filled.

Please make an immediate emergency financial contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 or more to help us cover the cost of this critically important undertaking.

Make an Immediate Impact Today!

We're asking the Supreme Court to take the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. Much of our argument is a purely legal one about the need for the Court to clarify, or reverse, a prior holding that liberal judges are wrongly using to give great deference to anything President Obama's administration wants to do in his quest to remake America. But a critical element of the brief exposes more than two dozen examples of cases where men, many claiming to be transgender, have violated the privacy of women in bathrooms, showers and other intimate areas. These include:

  1. A Seattle man, citing transgender bathroom laws, gained access to a women's locker room at a public recreational center where little girls were changing for swim practice. The man began to undress in front of the girls. He told women who complained that he had a right to be there.

  2. A Toronto man claiming to be transgender was arrested for sexually assaulting several women in a homeless shelter after he gained access to the shelter and its shower area by claiming a female gender identity as "Jessica."

  3. A Virginia man was caught and arrested for peeping on and filming two women and a five-year old child in a women's restroom after receiving entry by dressing as a woman.

  4. A Los Angeles man, dressed as a woman, entered a Macy's department store bathroom and videotaped women under bathroom stalls. Investigators found a video camera in his purse containing hours of video of women using the restroom in the store.

  5. A sex offender wearing fake breasts and a wig was arrested for loitering in a Campbell, CA women's restroom in a shopping center. The man had previously been arrested on charges of child molestation and indecent exposure.

  6. On two occasions, Berkeley, CA police arrested a man who had disguised himself as a woman to get inside a UC Berkeley locker room. Once in the locker room, the man used his cell phone to photograph women.

  7. Last year in Virginia a man in women's clothing entered the women's restroom at a mall and again at a Wal-Mart and used a mirror and camera to take pictures of a mother and her 5-year-old daughter and a 53-year-old woman while they were in neighboring restroom stalls.

President Obama and LGBT extremists want people to think that redefining gender based on "gender identity" is simply about showing respect to "transgender" people. But our brief shows how it is far more than that — it risks the privacy and safety of girls and women, who will have no recourse to resist the presence of biological males in the most intimate of areas.

Help Us Fight Back Against Obama

Now that the brief is before the justices of the US Supreme Court, it's imperative that we cover the thousands of dollars we're in the hole as a result of this fight. I am counting on you to help us meet this expense so that we don't have to cut back any other activity.

Please make an immediate contribution of whatever you can afford — $25, $35, $50, $100, or even $250. Some people will make a sacrifice to give $10, and we appreciate their sacrifice greatly. Other supporters have been blessed with resources and perhaps can consider a larger gift of $500, $1,500 or even $2,500.

Whatever amount is right for you, please act today so that we can cover the budget shortfall created by the opportunity to use this case to stop President Obama's insane, dangerous gender agenda.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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NOM Brief in Support of Gloucester County School Board

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