Target: Washington United For Marriage
Goal: Applaud organizers for their role in fighting the battle for marriage equality
This fall, Washington will be one of four states with a marriage equality measure on the ballot. The ballot measure is the result of anti-marriage equality groups successfully gathering enough signatures to push the issue to a state-wide referendum after governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill that would otherwise have legalized same-sex marriage in Washington last spring.
However, support amongst citizens for marriage equality is large and growing. Recent polls show that about 56% of Washingtonians support same-sex marriage. This is in part due to the efforts of Washington United for Marriage, the largest pro-equality group in the state, which recently released its first official ad. Garnering support and donations from corporations such as T-Mobile, and big-name individuals such as the founder of Amazon, Washington United for Marriage is well on its way to making sure that marriage equality becomes a reality in Washington this fall.
Thank the organizers and volunteers at Washington United for Marriage for their continued and vocal support for marriage equality. It is through their efforts, and efforts of those like them, that same-sex marriage may become a reality not just in Washington, but across the United States.
Dear Washington United for Marriage,
I am writing to applaud and thank everyone in your organization, whether they be paid administrative staff or part-time volunteers, for working so hard in the battle to approve marriage equality in Washington state. It is not only donations, but the tireless support and devotion of people like you which can cause vital changes such as this one to become a reality.
Your work in drafting petitions, creating press, organizing events, creating alliances, gathering donations, and doing many many more things has been thorough and unceasing, and the results are obvious. Recent polls show that about 56% of Washingtonians have stated their willingness to vote to approve Referendum 74, whereas only 38% have openly stated their intention to vote it down. It is because of people like you and campaigns like yours that this change is taking place.
The passage of Referendum 74 would represent a victory not only for the LGBTQ community in Washington, but also for the LGBTQ community nationally, and it might easily pave the way for similar ballot measures to be approved in other states similar to Washington in their political values and culture. I applaud your diligence in fighting for equality so far, and am confident that it will not fade in the coming months, for which I offer you my thanks.
[Your Name Here]
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