Mayor Asks Supporters to Financially Back Same-Sex Marriage Campaign
The mayor sent an email asking for donations to help put Marylanders for Marriage Equality on ads on television.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is trying to raise funds in support of approving a ballot question to allow same-sex marriage in Maryland.
A message was sent from her campaign email address, citing First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, in an attempt to gather support for the issue.
"As 'Mom-in-Chief,' Michelle Obama knows a thing or two about the importance of building strong families, treating everyone fairly and protecting everyone under the law,” Rawlings-Blake’s email reads.
The email urges supporter to donate "$15, $35, $50 or whatever you can" to stand with Obama on the issue. A link on the page leads to Marylanders for Marriage Equality’s website.
The email then goes on to tell supporters that same-sex marriage will lose the ballot initiative if they are unable to purchase television ads in the lead up to the Nov. 6 general election.
Rawlings-Blake appeared in a Marylanders for Marriage Equality web video last December announcing her support of same-sex marriage, months before President Barack Obama made his announcement in May of this year.