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Rhiannon,


Folks, it all comes down to what happens in these final hours that will determine if Maryland will be the next state to realize LGBT Marriage Equality, and our team is on the ground to help with the fight every step of the way. The culmination of a hard fought images 2lobbying effort by our coalition partner, Equality Maryland, the states legislature is set to vote on a landmark piece of legislation that would make Maryland the sixth state to legalize equal marriage.

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD


Last week, at the request of the campaign on the ground in Maryland, Canvass for a Cause sent a team of our most experienced love warriors to the great state of Maryland to bring
our wealth of organizing experience and talent to aid them in the fight. For the last week, our team has been hard at work educating the public, and persuading voters to support this key piece of legislation. Those of you who have been part of campaigns in the 5515193074_03a2c3eda0 2past know that 12 hour days 7 days a week isn't an easy burden to bear, but our team is fighting hard to make sure the catholic church, and the National Organization of Marriage are not able to deny our friends and families the right to protect their families that all Americans are entitled to.



Today, our team is on the ground in Baltimore, as well as Prince George asking voters to take a moment out of their day and call their legislator voicing support for this bill (and no surprise Target
in Kettering, MD asked us to stop talking about gay marriage in front of their store). Of the successes in the last several days, our 5514598103_00ac962a5eteam was able to persuade 386 voters to phone their legislature, causing one non-supportive legislator to remark that " all of a sudden I have been receiving 10-1 calls in support of this bill... I might have to rethink my vote."





LOVE FIGHTS ON


In breaking news last night, proponents of equality defeated several amendments that would have torpedoed the LGBT Marriage
5510503915_caa5ba84b2 3bill, one banning religious based gay adoptions, and another turning it into an constitutional amendment which would have sent it back to committee and killed the bill. The opposition is fighting hard to make sure we never get the freedom to marry in the state, but we will not give up the fight until the final vote is tallied.
If you would like to help support this effort, please send us an email to field@canvassforacause.org



Our team is committed to mobilizing voter support up until the final vote tally. The success of the team on the ground, and our ability to continue fighting in this very important work is because of the support of people like you who stand shoulder to shoulder 5514600889_0a690ab3d4with us in this battle.

To get the latest updates about the fight log on to our website at:
Canvass for a Cause

In Solidarity,

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Tres Watson

Executive Director

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“Vote yes because you know it is the right thing to do. Vote yes because you want to stand on the right side of history. Vote yes because every family in Maryland needs the protections that marriage provides.” -Baltimore Sun Blogs

Canvass for a Cause is a grassroots non-profit devoted to building support for the progressive movement by running progressive field projects. Staff and volunteers have worked on a projects ranging from the fight marriage equality, DADT, to cannabis reform, as well as international relief efforts focusing on public education, voter identification, and in the field persuasion work. Canvass for a Cause is incorporated as a 501(c)4 organization tax id#27-2066736, and contributions to Canvass for a Cause are not tax deductible under federal law.



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