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 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.