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MAINE – How Midwesterners Can Help Protect Marriage Equality There

GLN permalink 10-22-2009

Here is a message from our friends in Maine about how out-of-staters can help protect marriage equality there:

The Maine No on 1 Campaign has been working around the clock to identify marriage equality supporters throughout the state. Now, just 12 days before the election, the campaign has its list of likely NO on 1 voters who they need to turn out to the polls-- and it just happens to be the number of votes we need to win!

And no matter where you live, you can help! If you've got a phone and a computer with an internet connection, you can be a part of the massive National Get Out The Early Vote program. It only takes two hours of your time to make a difference.

To win--and preserve marriage equality--we must reach each of the voters on our list. Please join equality supporters from throughout the country and sign up for a Call for Equality shift.

If you've never made phone calls to voters before, don't worry, it's easy. The campaign will give you a quick 20 minute training before your shift, a script and all of the information you will need. And on almost every call, you'll be talking to a Maine voter who already supports marriage equality, reminding them to vote.

Campaign staffers and volunteers have been making these calls for the last few days and have found that there are still too many voters who haven't voted early -- or didn't plan to vote until they were reminded about the urgency of their one vote. Often, that extra nudge from a dedicated supporter by phone is what motivates someone to vote.

You really can make a difference and help preserve marriage equality in Maine. Thank you.

Yours for Equality,
Toni Broaddus
Executive Director
Equality Federation



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