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Momentum Builds for Marriage Equality in Washington

Post submitted by Adrian Matanza, Former HRC Regional Field Director

Washington United for Marriage delivered more than 4,300 postcards on Monday afternoon to undecided senators in Washington state. This was after Senator Mary Margaret Haugen, a conservative Democrat from Whidbey Island, came out in support of marriage equality. Senator Haugen is the 25th senator to support the legislation and brings us even closer to equality.

Haugen's support is proof that contacting your legislator works.

Maggie Thompson, one of our organizers on the Eastside of King County working to help Washingtonian's make their voices heard, sends in this report:

The movement for marriage equality has been building rapidly. Monday brought a momentous boost, moving us even closer to securing equal marriage for all in Washington state.

But it takes a lot of hard work to change the hearts and minds of legislators. We've been on the ground working with two amazing volunteers, Chad Minnick and Alex Guenser. They are fantastic examples of how becoming active in our campaign makes an enormous difference. Chad and Alex have contacted their legislators multiple times and have hosted events for friends and family members to discuss marriage equality and why it is so important to our state. Today they helped us deliver thousands of postcards to key senators who remain undecided.

There is still much work to be done and we need everyone to join Chad, Alex, and the entire Washington United for Marriage campaign to secure marriage for all citizens in Washington state. As we continue our work to pass this bill out of the legislature, we will be building a foundation of supporters who will be crucial in November when this issue is likely to appear on the ballot. Volunteer now - your efforts will make all the difference in passing marriage equality in Washington.

Make sure you contact your contact your Washington State legislators and make your voice heard. Click here to send your letter.

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