Mary Bonauto of NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality and Mark Mutty of Stand For Marriage Maine face off on WLBZ/WCSH:
At the very beginning of the interview, the sensitive topic of the investigation into the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) comes up, and Marc Mutty fails to skirt the issue.
Even more telling, I love how in the end, Mutty says "who cares?" in answer to the question about out-of-state funds. VERY few Mainers have donated to Yes on 1 while many more have donated to NO on 1.
That's pretty telling. I think we care.
But this and the investigation doesn't deter NOM. In Maine's Morning Sentinel, Executive Director of NOM Brian Brown promises a "couple hundred thousand" more in donations to Yes on 1.
Unreal. Stupid, too. But of course, no investigation is going to stand in their way. Because they have (their definition of) God on their side.
The NO on 1 campaign succeeded recently in its new fund-raising goal. Jesse Connolly, campaign manager, wrote in an email, "Wednesday at midnight, we finished a very successful fundraising quarter with a bang. We exceeded our original goal of $28,000, blew past our revised goal of $40,000, and ultimately raised more than $58,000 - which shows that the people of Maine are prepared to protect marriage equality at the ballot box in just 32 days. I want to thank our online community for helping us surpass our fundraising goal."
Doesn't mean we can't keep raising more. Will you be willing to volunteer in the next ten days?
Go to the NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality website. Donate and volunteer!