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Where The Money To Overturn Same-Sex Marriage in DC Coming From?

Jim Burroway

February 2nd, 2010

Hint: None of it is coming from within Washington, D.C.. Rev. Harry Jackson’s three groups to wage three different ballot fights against DC’s new marriage equality law have raised a total of $199,000 so far. Of that, $102,192 came from Rev. Jackson’s MAryland-based High Impact Leadership Coalition. That sum is followed by $40,000 from Focus On the Family, $32,130 from the National Organization for Marriage, and $25,000 from the Family Research Council. None of the donations are from DC residents.

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David C.
February 2nd, 2010 | LINK

None of the donations are from DC residents.

This is a fact that should be loudly proclaimed in any pro-marriage-equality campaign messages to DC residents. Now would also be a good time for DC-based marriage-equality activists to begin their own fundraising efforts focusing on local contributions. It might also be a good time to begin message development and to clearly identify the outside influences that seem to again be determined to impose themselves upon DC.

I suggest that there are is a distinct advantage to getting ahead of the curve in any campaign, whether or not anything ultimately comes to a vote, just to be sure that pro-marriage-equality interests get a chance to shape the debate rather than simply react to attacks by the enemies of freedom.

SharonB
February 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Were I a recently laid-off FotF employee, I would be absolutely livid at this squandering of resources on such a loser campaign. “Focus on the Family?” How about “Obsessing on teh geyz?”

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