Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gay marriage

The people behind Prop 8 are attacking Maine's new same-sex marriage law. Stopping this would be a historic victory. Can you chip in $20 to defend marriage equality?

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Dear MoveOn member,

In a chilling echo of California's Proposition 8, marriage equality is under attack again right now.

In my home state of Maine, the people behind Prop 8 are trying to overturn our new same-sex marriage law with a ballot initiative. They're running the same deceptive TV ads they used to scare voters in California. We can't afford another Prop 8.

If Maine turns back this attack, it will be a historic victory with national repercussions—the first time voters approved a gay marriage law at the polls. A defeat will set back the cause of civil rights for all Americans, including many of my friends and neighbors.

I'm donating to Maine's "No on 1" campaign to defend marriage equality in our country. Can you join me by contributing $20 today? Click here to donate via ActBlue:

The polls in Maine are too close to call. Voting by mail just started, and early voting begins next week.

To keep up with the other side's onslaught of misleading ads, the No on 1 campaign needs to raise $164,000 more by next week. Maine is a small state, so your donation will go a long way—but if they don't make their fundraising goals, they may not have the resources to counter the lies.

I believe we can win this campaign with some help from the rest of the country. Click here to contribute to the most important marriage equality fight of the year:

Thank you for all you do.

–Eli, Noah, Ilya, Kat, and the rest of the team

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