Target: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
Goal: Applaud Senator Martin Heinrich for being the first U.S. senator to join a campaign that advocates marriage equality.
Martin Heinrich, a United States Senator, is the first U.S. senator to support the NOH8 (No Hate) campaign by participating in their signature photo shoot. This is a major step for a government official to be officially involved in a human rights campaign, besides publicly supporting the LGBTQ community verbally. Investing time in such a cause has proven to the Senator’s supporters that his involvement with the LGBTQ community is sincere and focused on a long-term commitment.
Senator Martin Heinrich is the junior United States Senator for New Mexico. He was elected in 2012 and serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Intelligence, and Joint Economic Committees. As a Senator, Heinrich is an advocate for middle-class families, and he focuses on clean energy and treasured public lands. Senator Heinrich has previously paved the way for more legal freedoms for Native families and has now joined an ever-growing group of politicians to publicly support the LGBTQ community.
The NOH8 campaign is a charitable organization that works to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media and visual protest. The campaign started as a response to the passage of Proposition 8 (Prop 8) – the ban of same-sex marriage in California. Part of the campaign’s visual protest is a photo shoot project that takes photographs of people with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world.
Senator Martin Heinrich is the first U.S. Senator to join the campaign and have his photo taken for the collection, which now has nearly 30,000 photographs. This is a unique statement of support from Senator Heinrich and should be applauded. Please sign the petition below to thank Senator Martin Heinrich for getting involved with the NOH8 campaign and committing to support the LGBTQ community and marriage equality.
Dear Senator Martin Heinrich,
You are the first U.S. Senator to have posed for the NOH8 campaign silent protest photo shoot. Your support of the cause is unique not just because you are publicly supporting marriage equality, but also because joining the campaign shows a committed effort to expand marriage rights to all Americans. You have also paved the way for other politicians to join the cause.
I want to thank you for your commitment to fight for marriage equality in the U.S. and congratulate you on being the first senator to join the NOH8 campaign.
[Your Name here]
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