Notes from the Field: Canvassing for marriage in Washington

Every day, the canvassing team at Washington United for Marriage logs the results of their conversations, recording interesting stories and positive or negative feedback from prospective voters. Here, we've collected a few of those reports to give you an inside look on canvassing in Washington and how we're moving closer to marriage each and every day.

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Volunteer with Drive for Marriage to help win marriage at the ballot!

You can help win marriage at the ballot by donating your time and effort to Drive for Marriage. The program is the newest way you can contribute to United for Marriage, our joint partnership with the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to mobilize volunteers for the ballot states.

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New TV ads advocate for the freedom to marry in ME, MN and WA

Political advertisements are dominating the television airwaves this fall, and in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, where marriage-related ballot initiatives will be put to a vote on Election Day, many of those TV ads focus on why marriage matters for same-sex couples. Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington all debuted new TV ads this week. Check them out!

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Nordstrom supports the freedom to marry in Washington state

Today, apparel retailer Nordstrom announced their support for the freedom to marry by officially endorsing Washington United for Marriage, the coalition of pro-marriage organizations working to uphold the freedom to marry by approving Referendum 74 at the ballot on November 6.

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On the Ground Running: My Volunteer Vacation in WA

Working to win marriage every day from Freedom to Marry's New York City office has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but there's nothing like being on the front lines of a state campaign. Two weeks ago, with a historic election looming and several vacation days to use up before the end of the year, I took a Volunteer Vacation through United for Marriage and traded in my communications hat for a stab at field organizing.

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Make sure your friends in ME, MD, MN and WA are registered to vote!

Election Day is approaching fast: There are fewer than 28 days until November 6, when voters in four states - Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington - will vote on marriage-related ballot initiatives. The voter registration deadlines and procedures are a little bit different in each state.

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Seattle college student takes advocacy across the country with phone banking project

At Ithaca College in New York, Seattle resident John Vogan has partnered with Created Equal to host phone banks for Washington state every two weeks. Twice a month, John and Created Equal distribute posters and Facebook invitations asking students to talk on the phone with Washington residents to protect the freedom to marry for all couple.

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Six years after marrying in Canada, Colleen and Lee Ann aim for a marriage win in WA

In November, Washington residents will be asked to uphold the freedom to marry, for all loving and committed couples, a law that was signed by the governor in February. Colleen Ozolitis and her wife Lee Ann Martinso, who married in Canada six years ago but want to marry in their home state, are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Read their story and find out why marriage matters to them.

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New TV ads in Washington highlight people of faith and religious liberty

Yesterday, Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to uphold the freedom to marry in Washington, released two new television advertisements that will begin airing across the state. Both of the ads discuss the role of religion in Washington residents' support for the freedom to marry.

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EMC Corporation endorses Referendum 74 in Washington

Today, data company EMC Corporation announced their support for the freedom to marry by officially endorsing Washington United for Marriage, the coalition of pro-marriage organizations working to uphold the freedom to marry by approving Referendum 74 at the ballot on November 6.

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