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Signs of the Times: Momentum for Marriage is Building in Washington

Tony WagnerThis post comes from HRC Regional Field Director Tony Wagner. He is working with Washington United for Marriage, the campaign working to defend marriage equality at the ballot box in November.

Election Day is four weeks from today, and every day is jam-packed with activity – and encouraging signs in the fight for marriage equality in Washington.

Referendum 74; Washington United for Marriage EqualityWe are on college campuses. We are going door-to-door. We are making phone calls. We are on the airwaves with new TV ads. We are doing everything we can to ensure the passage of Referendum 74.

Our coalition is growing every day. Seattle-based Group Health – which earned a 100 percent rating on HRC’s 2012 Corporate Equality Index and earned Leader status in HRC’s 2012 Healthcare Equality Index  - voted on Monday to support Referendum 74.

Thousands of people have signed our petition to tell Rick Santorum, who is in Spokane today and Bellevue on Wednesday to raise money for opponents of marriage equality, that he doesn’t share our Washington values. Today is the final day to add your name to our petition.

Referendum 74; Washington United for Marriage Equality


And if you’re still looking for another sign that the momentum for marriage is building in Washington, check out this neon sign that was created and donated by marriage equality supporter Martha Davis. The sign will hang in our Capitol Hill Action Center in Seattle, which serves as the headquarters for volunteer training for Washington United.

With just 27 days remaining until Election Day, we need all hands on deck. Join us – volunteer with Washington United today.

HRC is proud to have been a founding member of the campaign to pass marriage equality in Washington State, working side-by-side with state partners. 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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