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HRC Online Membership Drive Ends at MIDNIGHT!

Post submitted by Michael Cole-Schwartz, Former HRC Director of Communications

Last week we told you about our 2011 membership drive and now we're just a few hundred members short of our 3,000 member goal and there are only hours left before our midnight deadline.

Your membership gift right now could decide whether we see new federal assaults on equality and new bans on same-sex couples marrying – or whether millions of couples will have their love recognized for the first time. Help us reach our NEW goal of 3,000 new members before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. Join HRC now.

In the wake of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the far-right is furious – and re-energized. Here's what's happening: In New Hampshire and Iowa, they're focused on ending marriage equality. In West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Minnesota, constitutional bans on same-sex marriage could be on the table. And just last week, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) announced that it would spend $100,000 on ads opposing marriage equality in Rhode Island.

In Congress, a host of radical new representatives and senators are ready to follow through on their hateful, anti-LGBT campaign promises. And we've learned from experience that right-wing groups like NOM will stop at nothing – and spare no expense – to block our very real chances of winning marriage equality in New York and Maryland and securing civil unions in Hawaii and Delaware. Meanwhile, we are gearing up to help Washington and Oregon achieve marriage equality in 2012. Our movement must have the strength to overcome extremist lies, support pro-equality champions in Congress, invest in state campaigns, and expose radical hate groups. ONLY HOURS LEFT before our midnight deadline. Become an HRC member now.

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