Mainers Take Action across the State for Marriage
May 22, 2012 by Karl Bach, Senior Regional Field Organizer
On Saturday, Mainers United for Marriage launched a Statewide Day of Action. Across the state, more than 160 volunteers participated in more than 16 volunteer actions in a dozen cities and towns. From message trainings in Fort Kent to volunteer recruitment at the Sanford Farmers’ Market, our volunteers were active identifying and engaging supporters of marriage equality across Maine.
Saturday alone, we spoke with more than 800 Mainers – talking about marriage equality with folks who are on the fence and working to get supporters more involved in our campaign.
Here in the Central Maine where I work, 25 volunteers were on the phones making persuasion calls to undecided and conflicted Mainers. Volunteers in Lewiston and Augusta shared their personal stories about why they support marriage for same-sex couples. These one-on-one conversations about real people in our lives have proved to be the most effective way to relate with undecided Mainers.
If you are in Maine, please visit Mainers United to sign the pledge to support marriage equality and to learn where you can join me at local events. We have teams of volunteers knocking on doors on the weekend and making calls in the evening.
And no matter where you live, you can make a difference in Maine. HRC has set up a special fund – HRC Maine Families PAC – to direct 100 percent of your contribution to help win marriage equality in Maine. Together, we can mobilize the majority of Mainers who support marriage equality and win at the ballot this November.