OFA tells Mainers to get out and vote without mentioning anti-gay ballot measure

I posted an update to this post here.

The Executive Director of Organizing for America sent an email to Mainers telling them to vote. Someone I know just got it:

Tomorrow is Election Day once again in Maine. It’s as important as ever for you to get out to vote. And just like you did last year, bring friends, family, and co-workers with you when you go to the polls.

Funny thing (or not), OFA forgot to tell Mainers what issues are on the ballot and how to vote on those issues. For example, there’s no mention of Question 1, the measure to repeal Maine’s marriage equality law – i.e., repeal gay marriage – in the email (really big surprise, huh?)

What a waste of time and energy. Progressives in Maine are working their butts off to save marriage equality. The Democratic Governor of the State, John Baldacci, signed the marriage law, which passed the Democratically-controlled House and Senate. Baldacci and members of the legislature have been campaigning tirelessly to save the new law from being repealed. Yet, OFA, an arm of the Democratic National Committee, couldn’t even say: Vote No on 1.

Thanks for nothing, OFA, DNC and Obama administration. Time and time again, those folks have shown they are unabashed about injecting themselves into state level politics. But, not in Maine. And, not when gay issues are involved. They just won’t do anything that might indicate support for marriage equality, support for gay equality. That might make Rick Warren angry.

So, progressive are getting out the vote in Maine: the No vote on Question 1 to save marriage equality. That’s what’s really important and Democrats in Maine aren’t afraid to say it.

Full text is below the fold.

Here’s the email:

From: “Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com” [email protected]
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:10:17 -0500
To: From: “Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com” [email protected]
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:10:17 -0500
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Get out the vote in Maine

Mitch Stewart
Director
Organizing for America
Subject: Get out the vote in Maine

XXXX –

One year ago, we made phone calls, went door to door, and proudly cast our ballots to elect Barack Obama and bring real change to this country.

Tomorrow is Election Day once again in Maine. It’s as important as ever for you to get out to vote. And just like you did last year, bring friends, family, and co-workers with you when you go to the polls.

(Click here to find your polling location. http://my.barackobama.com/page/m/55c1033d/507aca42/d7167d3d/118862ba/2515913445/VEsH/ )

http://my.barackobama.com/page/m/55c1033d/507aca42/d7167d3d/118862ba/2515913445/VEsE/

On Election Day last year, we knew that victory was just the beginning — that the hardest work was still ahead of us. We didn’t build this movement for a single election or issue.

And we know — now more than ever — that our voices and votes are critical to continuing this movement for change and in shaping the outcome of the issues that are most important to us like health insurance reform and creating jobs to turn around the economy.

So please remind friends and family to go vote and bring them with you to your polling location tomorrow.

Thanks,

Mitch

Mitch Stewart
Director
Organizing for America

Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee — 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.


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