May 12, 2011
By Adam Bink
I had written previously about our efforts to bring Sens. Bingaman and Udall onboard to support Sen. Feinstein’s legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Last week, we delivered the signatures of over 1,000 New Mexicans calling on them to support repeal of DOMA delivered by Cleve Jones and a New Mexican couple.
Today, we want to make them see the writing on the wall. Facebook, wall that is.
Below is what Sen. Udall’s Facebook wall currently looks like (Click once and then again to enlarge):
It goes down like that for several pages. This is important because Sen. Udall’s representatives pay attention, and because when other New Mexicans visit, as they do almost daily to ask him to take action on taxes, Medicare, and other issues, and they notice over a hundred messages on the same topic, they stop and look and learn. And maybe even join in.
Add your name by clicking here and writing on his Facebook wall, asking Sen. Udall to support repeal.
Below is the e-mail we sent to New Mexico Courage Campaign members. And rest assured we’re not letting Sen. Bingaman off the hook.
|Dear Adam, |
Last week, over a thousand of you signed a petition to Sens. Bingaman and Udall, asking them to support the Sen. Feinstein’s legislation to repeal DOMA. New Mexican activists joined renowned activist Cleve Jones to deliver your petition in person.
But they still have not heard us. They just don’t see the writing on the wall. Their Facebook wall, that is. Sen. Bingaman doesn’t allow constituents to post on his wall, but Sen. Udall does, so let’s make our voices heard.
Show how many of you are out there. Click here to write on Sen. Udall’s Facebook wall and ask him to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.
Every day, New Mexicans leave messages for their Senators, asking them to support this or that. But rarely do hundreds, or over a thousand people, write the same thing. We want to show a clear sign of support for this bill so the other people viewing their Wall – including the media – see how much support there is for the “Respect for Marriage Act.”
Many of you supported Sens. Bingaman and Udall in their campaigns for office. Isn’t it time they supported you… and heard about it?
Click here to tell Sen. Udall to support DOMA repeal. If you voted for, volunteered for, or contributed to his campaigns, let him know that, too.
Thanks for all you do,
Director of Online Programs, Courage Campaign
P.S. Like the work we are doing together? Be sure to connect with Courage Campaign on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CourageCampaign.