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Thursday, April 4, 2013

From MoveOn.org RE: Senator Mark Pryor on equality

One minute to tell Sen. Pryor to support equality?

Dear Arkansas MoveOn member,
The Supreme Court is getting ready to vote on the fate of two monumental marriage equality laws—California's discriminatory Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act—and possibly rule on same-sex marriage across the country.  

As the Justices look around the country to get a sense of whether the country is ready to embrace marriage equality, right now they'd see seven Senate Democrats, including your senator, Mark Pryor, who have yet to come out in support of marriage equality.  
Seriously. He is one of only seven.
Every Senator who publicly supports equality makes it easier for the Supreme Court to do the same—so MoveOn members and our allies have been doing everything we can to pressure Senator Pryor and the rest of the holdouts to support equal rights.
And it's working. Last week, the number of Senate Democratic holdouts was nine—and just in the past 48 hours, thanks to pressure from thousands of MoveOn members and our allies, Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey and Delaware Senator Tom Carper switched their positions and came out in support of marriage equality.1
We've got momentum on our side. 2 down, 7 to go—let's make Senator Pryor the next one to get on board and join the 50 senators who already publicly support marriage equality.  
With all the news recently about support for same-sex marriage increasing, many voters may not know that Senator Pryor still hasn't stood up for marriage equality. We need to make sure that SenatorPryor hears from more of his constituents that they're counting on him not to be the last voice for equal rights.

Can you call Senator Pryor? Tell him: "Don't be the last one tosupport equal rights. Can you do the right thing and publicly stand up for marriage equality?"  

Here's where to call: 
Then, please report your call by clicking here:
Let's be clear—marriage equality laws are NOT inevitable—but they are possible if we all work for it. We got to this moment through decades of hard work and courageous action by so many people—and we finally have a chance to make equality a reality.
Thanks for all you do.
–Susannah, Angie, Ilya, Mark and the rest of the team 
P.S. The more Senator Pryor sees that his constituents want him to support marriage equality, the more likely he is to come out and support it—Click here to share a graphic on your Facebook page that urges your friends and family in Arkansas to make the call too!
1. "Democrats Yet To Endorse Gay Marriage Now Targeted By MoveOn.org Petition," Huffington Post, April 2, 2013
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