National Organization for Marriage: ‘We Risk Losing Marriage Everywhere’ « The Washington Independent
Looks like today’s poll showing a slump in support for Maine’s Question 1 has rattled the National Organization for Marriage, which sent out an APB to its mailing list asking for funds.
“Never before have voters had the chance to directly overturn the legislative enactment of same-sex marriage in any state in the country,” says NOM Executive Director Brian Brown. “If we lose marriage in Maine, we risk losing marriage everywhere.”
Whole letter after the jump.
**Let me be direct: Unless we act now, marriage will be redefined in Maine. **Never before have voters had the chance to directly overturn the legislative enactment of same-sex marriage in any state in the country. If we lose marriage in Maine, we risk losing marriage everywhere.
I’m not asking you today for contributions for the National Organization for Marriage. NOM is dedicated to winning the marriage fight. Period. We don’t have a bloated staff or overhead. We were the largest contributor both to the Proposition 8 effort in California and to Stand for Marriage Maine. We put our money where our mouth is. But we have stretched ourselves as far as we can go.
It is now up to you to make the difference. We want your money to go where it is most useful in the fight. **And right now, Yes on 1/Stand for Marriage Maine needs your support in a way that no state marriage group has needed it before.
[I’m asking you to read the powerful e-mail below from my friend, Marc Mutty, chairman of Stand for Marriage Maine, and to think long and hard about what marriage is worth to you, your family, and your country—and then to give whatever you can today to Stand for Marriage Maine to protect this precious institution.
I’m also asking you to forward this e-mail to everyone you know that supports protecting marriage across the country. Send it to your friends on Facebook, post it on your blog, send it to your e-mail contacts. Do anything you can to get the message out: If we don’t act now we risk losing the most important state battle for marriage since California. It’s that simple. And it’s up to you.
Yours for marriage,
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage