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Our North Carolina LGBT Friends And Families Need Your Help Right Now

by David Badash on March 26, 2012

in Civil Rights,Legislation,Marriage,News,Politics

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Our North Carolina LGBT friends and families are under attack and need your help right now. As you know, they are facing the threat of having anti-gay discrimination written directly into their constitution. Amendment One — which will be put before the voters on May 8, just six weeks from now —  would define marriage as between one man and one woman only, and write that language into the North Carolina constitution, forever banning loving same-sex couples from marriage.

This week, Protect ALL NC Families is asking for your help — and your financial support.

Scott Wooledge at Daily Kos offers a statement from Protect ALL NC Families. Here’s an excerpt:

The campaign launched this week’s fundraising campaign, also known as a  “money bomb,” as a primarily online effort in order to bring a national focus to Protect All NC Families and their efforts to defeat Amendment One. The money bomb will encompass a major social media fundraising push, state and national blogger outreach, the coalition campaign’s over 100 partner organizations and others to build on the campaign’s momentum.

To learn more, visit: Protect ALL NC’s Families Money Bomb ActBlue

“This seven-day money bomb enables us to do the most important thing we could in this campaign: educate as many state citizens as possible in as many ways as possible about the harms of this constitutional amendment, including communicating those harms to women, children and families on television and radio,” said Jeremy Kennedy, campaign manager for Protect All NC Families.

Wooledge writes:

I have made the case before that I believe victory in NC is possible (see Visualizing Victory over North Carolina’s anti-gay amendment). I think the campaign has a winning message, what they need is resources to take it to the voters. And right now by resources, that means more money.

The amendment’s proponents just debuted a new ad, urging people to “protect” marriage from the imaginary attack:

It’s the usual lies and nonsense, including the fact that voting against the amendment will do nothing to legalize marriage equality, it is now, and will remain banned by statute. North Carolinian Pam Spaulding deconstructs the ad at her site Pam’s House Blend.

Wooledge also notes, “I don’t buy that North Carolinians are just too southern and can’t be reached and educated. These are pronouncements made by people who don’t live there and underestimate the North Carolina people and are more than a little condescending to the most progressive southern state, which broke for a guy named Barack Obama in 2008.”

So, there you have it.

Head over to Protect ALL NC’s Families Money Bomb ActBlue. Read more of Wooledge’s piece at Daily Kos. And read Pam Spaulding’s piece at Pam’s House Blend.

But most importantly, head over to Protect ALL NC’s Families Money Bomb ActBlue and give what you can. If you can’t give, at least share this with someone who can? Or, send them directly to Protect ALL NC’s Families Money Bomb ActBlue.

Thank you.

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EmmaLib March 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Actually, May 8th is about six weeks from NOW! And yes, we can use all the help we can get! I am a North Carolinian, who volunteers in the Raleigh office., and this amendment would be terrible if it passes.

David Badash March 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Oh, I am so swamped, I don't even know what month it is! Thanks for the very gentle correction! I changed the text above. I need a vacation!

EmmaLib March 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm

You are most welcome, I thought for a second I had completely lost track of time! I hope you get the holiday you need.

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