(on loan from the Courage Campaign in Maine)
The Yes on 1 campaign just issued a "red alert" last night, raising their ad buy by $25,000 today.
I'm here in the No on 1 campaign boiler room (nerve center) and our coffers are dry after having invested in a field campaign to protect marriage equality second to none. We need to raise $50k on ActBlue today to counter their ad buy and expand our online ad buy to match their expansion. Jesse Connolly the No on 1 campaign manager just sent out an email to their list about it:
I wasn't going to come to you to ask for money again. We've asked so much, and you've dug deep and really come through.
With the money we have now, we simply can't counter their arguments on TV.
You and I have both invested a lot in this campaign. I won't-- I can't-- let them win this because we couldn't come up with the last
$25,000$50,000 in the final 36 hours.
We can't let Yes on 1 win the airtime war with their misleading, and factually inaccurate ads.
We can't let Yes on 1 lie to Maine voters about schools and teachers and children and same-sex couples in Maine.
We need to stand up and match every one of their lies with an ad of our own, that explains that marriage equality won't do anything to families but protect all of them.
And I need you to help. Can you come through one last time and give what you can to help us finish this campaign with a win?
Not much more I can add to that. We wouldn't be asking if we didn't really need it. I would be writing a "please help us make calls" blog post and we would be sending GOTV emails, not asking you for money.
I know the Blue America community has dug deep, but can you do it once again? We are 0-30 on marriage equality races. We can win this one, but we need your help.