It's been a while since we posted here, but with the victory in Maryland today and the near-victory in New Jersey, all eyes are on the Mid-Atlantic again, and it's time to get moving here in Delaware.
This afternoon, as I'm sure most of you have been, I’ve been watching Gov. Martin O’Malley sign the legislation to end marriage discrimination in the “Old Line State.” Here in the “First State” today, that scene is inspiring, but we’re feeling a lot less like the leaders we strive to be in the region.
Although we may be playing catch-up with our neighbors in Maryland, we’re determined not to be left behind much longer. In 2011, our legislature and the governor approved Civil Unions. We can do better and we're not willing to settle for less than full equality. That's why we have already drafted the "Civil Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom Act of 2013."
In 2012, with all the seats up for re-election after redistricting, we have an opportunity to make a huge difference in the composition of next year’s legislature. Yesterday I met with one of the strong pro-marriage equality candidates we'll likely be backing, and I got a good sense of the situation. The bad news is that the redistricting puts the seats of some supporters in play, and we'll need to defend them. But the good news is that we have some great pickup opportunities by strong supporters, too!
The best news is that Delaware’s not an expensive state for local politics. If just twenty of you make donations of $30 today, we’ll be able to fully assist one of our pro-equality candidates who are committing to make marriage equality a priority next year. Any amount can make a difference in Delaware.
The momentum is on our side. If you can, please help keep the ball rolling in the Mid-Atlantic by financially supporting Delaware Right to Marry PAC today. Our hardworking, all-volunteer staff ensures your money goes straight into our campaign. This is a people-powered effort, and we’re counting on people like you. If you can't spare a contribution, keep spreading the word.
I will do my best to answer any questions on strategy, progress, or anything else that I can address, in the comments section below. It's good to be back here!
Delaware Right to Marry PAC