General News

Victory!

Dear Yes on Question 1 Friends,

Last night we did it! Through your hard work and dedication, support and belief in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, 53 percent of Mainers voted to preserve traditional marriage!

At the end of this high-fevered battle, Mainers were persuaded by the facts we presented and cast their vote to preserve the sacred institution of marriage.

It was an uphill battle, with our opponents having had the upper hand both financially and on the ground. We pulled out all the stops to fight against the millions of dollars our opponents spent. It was certainly worth the fight! Unfortunately we are left with a campaign debt that needs to be retired as quickly as possible. We would appreciate your help if you can make an additional donation to our cause.

We could not have won this historic campaign without the tireless help of every single one of you who cast a vote, knocked on a door, made a phone call, talked with your neighbors and friends about Question 1, and wrote a check to support our cause, all the while packing it in between work, running your children to school and the daily demands of life.

The eyes of the nation were upon Maine last night and because of our collective effort, they have seen that marriage does, indeed matter. As we said last night in our victory speech, “as Maine goes, so goes the nation.” The clarion call to preserve and protect marriage was made loud and clear on this historic Tuesday in November.

Let us rejoice and give thanks for this victory. We are sincerely grateful for everything each and every one of you has done to preserve marriage in Maine.

With gratitude and thanks,