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Will Wisconsin defeat a marriage amendment?

Joshua Freker of Fair Wisconsin wrote in to say that there’s a chance that this could be the first state to turn back a constitutional ban on civil unions and marriage. It would be good to get one in the win column.


As of May of 2006, we have amassed nearly 7,000 volunteers, coordinators in every county of the state, Action Networks in 26 communities, over 1600 trained speakers, 25 staff members, and a broad base of support including various labor organizations, communities of faith, and many other organizations across the state.

Fair Wisconsin is running a $30 by the 30th campaign to help spread the word that this amendment can be defeated.

On June 30th we face one of the most significant benchmarks of our campaign–we will file our first public fundraising report with the state elections board. This is our big chance to show Wisconsin and the rest of the country exactly how many of you are standing up to say “No” to the ban. This money will help us expand into new areas of the state and air early TV and radio ads.

If we can stop this in Wisconsin, it will send the message across the country that the time of using gay people as political scapegoats is over.

It may just happen; take a look at FW’s top ten reasons why the amendment can be defeated — after all, this is Senator Russ Feingold‘s state.

It makes you wonder what kind of support FW is receiving from the Dems at the national level, huh? Russ is pretty lonely out there in speaking out for equality.

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