Back in Washington State with Chad Griffin
August 7, 2012 by Tony Wagner, Western Regional Field Director
I’m back in Washington for the remainder of the campaign, and will be joining the staff of Washington United for Marriage/Approve R74 as a Deputy Campaign Manager. It’s been almost a year since we first started working on the marriage campaign here in the Evergreen State, and with 91 days to go we’re all excited and energized to see this through to November 6th.
Since my last visit in June, some remarkable things have been happening with the campaign. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos from Amazon have given a record $2.5 million, we’re hitting our budget goals, continuing successful outreach efforts to a variety of communities across the state, and converting undecided and no voters to our side through an intensive field effort. And just yesterday, HRC made an additional $250,000 investment in the state. In the past six weeks, this campaign has gone from a good operation to a great one.
HRC’s new President, Chad Griffin, is making his first trip to the state to energize supporters, meet with campaign staff and doing whatever it takes to make sure we win in November. Chad kicked off his trip by meeting with some of HRC’s most committed local volunteers and donors at a house party last night in Seattle. He thanked them for what they’ve already done and implored them to continue to do more throughout the fall.
Today, Chad met the campaign’s senior staff and dropped by a field staff training to meet the more than two dozen organizers scattered throughout the state. These are the people who are on the ground having difficult face to face conversations with voters that is going to make the difference on Election Day.
HRC is proud to have been a founding member of Washington United for Marriage, the campaign to pass marriage equality in Washington State. You can sign up here to volunteer with HRC to help mobilize supporters of marriage equality in Washington or donate to HRC’s special fund to direct 100 percent of your contribution to Approve Referendum 74.
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