Dear Marriage Supporter
I want first of all to express my gratitude to the many people that have donated to our matching gift challenge over the last 24 hours.
We are about to enter a crucial time for marriage in our country, and NOM needs your help to ensure that we can remain active in the fight to protect that most basic unit of our entire social order, the marriage-based family.
Just think for a minute of the momentous changes the next six months might bring in the fight for marriage in America:
- Thirty-six Senate seats are up for reelection in November, including at least a dozen held by vulnerable Democrats. This is an opportunity to gain a pro-marriage majority for the Senate and halt the Obama administration's attempts to run roughshod over the values and truths that we hold dear!
- With new details having recently come to light in the I.R.S. scandal, Congress will be able hopefully to finally get to the bottom of the corruption in the agency. We will continue to urge our leaders in Washington to ensure justice for NOM and the many other groups and individuals who were unfairly targeted and harassed by this out-of-control bureaucracy that stuck its nose into the political realm where it didn't belong.
- The Supreme Court will be meeting in conference on September 29th to discuss at least 5 pending court challenges to States' marriage laws. All indications are that the Supreme Court will take up the issue of marriage once again in this term—and we need to make sure that the Justices know how many millions of Americans still believe in marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
In short, as you can see, we have plenty of work to do over the next few months!
That's why I need you to recommit to NOM's critical and irreplaceable mission today with your most generous donation, which will be instantly doubled through the kind matching pledge we've received from one of our most dedicated supporters!
It may seem like you've heard this before, but it is the plain truth that right now the stakes literally could not be higher: the next six months may determine the future of marriage in America for generations to come!
Please stand with us in this crucial time, and through your kind financial gift, help us ensure that your values have a voice in the halls of power and in the public square now when it is most needed!
Thanks in advance for your generosity, and for all you do to support and defend marriage.
Brian S. Brown
P.S.: Remember, the chance to double the impact of your donation is a limited-time event; so please donate by October 1st so we can be sure to take full advantage of this great opportunity! Thank you, again.