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Securing Marriage Equality in New Mexico

Post submitted by Robert Adams, New Mexico Unites for Marriage Campaign Manager

As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the job of a lifetime. Being campaign manager of the newly launched New Mexico Unites for Marriage gives me the opportunity to activate supporters throughout our state to ensure that we secure and protect marriage equality. I’ve spent years doing this type of work and I couldn’t be more excited to be able to direct my efforts to an issue that means so much to me.

Since our launch a week ago, we’ve been thrilled with the response from every corner of New Mexico. Communities of faith, everyday New Mexicans, business owners and civic leaders are joining our campaign every day because they want to support this basic freedom for every family. 

HRC is a founding member and partner of New Mexico Unites for Marriage with two field organizers, Marshall Martinez and Leigh Durham, who are laying a solid foundation for the campaign.  In fact, the three of us held the campaign’s first ACTION meeting with supporters and allies in Santa Fe Tuesday night and were energized by the response from our capital city. 

Before the week’s end, we’ll be in Las Cruces and Albuquerque hosting the same ACTION forums and signing up volunteers to dig in and stay with us through the legislative process.  We have a lot of work to do but the great news out of Hawaii pushes us to deliver and protect marriage equality right here in New Mexico. 

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Robert runs through the agenda with NM Supreme Court plaintiff couple Kim Kiel and Rose Griego.

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HRC field organizer Marshall Martinez passes out materials to attendees of the campaign's first ACTION meeting.

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Robert talks to a group about the importance of NM Unites for Marriage

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