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Gary Johnson: Making history in America

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From: Gary Johnson <>
Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 5:12 PM
Subject: Making history in Arizona



This morning, the Our America Initiative joined with a newly-formed grassroots organization, Equal Marriage Arizona, to file the necessary paperwork to begin gathering signatures to place a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot in Arizona to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.  Gathering the 400,000 signatures it will take to give Arizona voters a chance to enact  this historic amendment will be a massive undertaking — and I’m asking for your help.

Like a great many legal experts, I believe the U.S. Supreme Court will — any day now — empower states to decide the fundamental question of marriage equality.  We want to seize the momentum such a decision will create, and doing so in Arizona, a “conservative”  western state, will send a message of individual freedom to every corner of the nation.

We are extremely fortunate to have great leadership for Equal Marriage Arizona.  It is chaired by Warren Meyer, a Phoenix businessman and highly-regarded libertarian writer, and co-chaired by Erin Ogletree Simpson, a retired Tucson attorney and chair of Arizona’s Log Cabin Republicans.

We have crafted a proposed amendment that not only protects the rights of committed couples to marry, but also clearly protects the religious freedoms of all faiths.  The team is in place and the paperwork is filed.  Now, we need YOU.

Take a moment to watch this great we released this morning — and feel free to share with your friends.

I urge you to go to today and make a contribution that will allow us to fund this landmark initiative.  While we will be depending heavily on volunteers and grassroots supporters to place the Equal Marriage Amendment on the ballot in Arizona, it is a simple reality that success will require substantial funding.

Overturning Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage is just the first step in a broader effort that will extend to additional states in the days and weeks ahead.  Eliminating marriage discrimination requires a coalition that cuts across all political lines.  I am proud that this effort is being launched from a platform of liberty, individual freedom, and fundamental fairness — and I am excited by our prospects for success.  In a dramatic shift from a few short years ago, polls show that America is ready for marriage equality.

Our task is to provide them with the opportunity to go to the polls and take this decision away from the politicians and the courts.

Please go to today and let us know that you are ready to help, either by volunteering or making a financial contribution that will help us make some history in Arizona and beyond.

I am excited by this great opportunity, and look forward to having you as a part of this important step toward getting the government out of the business of discriminating against gay Americans.

Your friendship — and your support — are deeply appreciated.

Thank you,


Gov. Gary Johnson

Honorary Chairman

Our America Initiative


P.S.  Don’t forget to visit today and let me know of your support.  We have a LOT of work to do, and must get started NOW.

About Governor Gary Johnson: A two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. As the Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidate in history. An outspoken pro-Constitution libertarian, Johnson opposes American involvement in foreign conflicts with no clear U.S. interest. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on drugs and demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve. Johnson advocates cutting federal spending dramatically to achieve a balanced budget and make government live within its means without raising taxes. He believes real job creation and economic opportunity can be best achieved through smaller government and less regulation. The National Review rated Johnson as “#1” in job creation as governor. An avid skier and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peaks on five of the seven continents, including Mount Everest and, recently, Aconcagua in Argentina.




OUR America Initiative seeks to broaden the parameters of the public policy debate in the national arena. We look to enlighten Americans about civil liberties, free enterprise, limited government, and the traditional American values of freedom and liberty. It is our aim to increase discussion and involvement regarding all-important issues of the day. 


Our America Initiative      |       P.O. Box 1985, Salt Lake City, UT 84110       |       1.800.662.9601

The OUR America Initiative is a 501(c)(4) political advocacy committee and may receive unlimited donations from both individual and corporate donors.

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Krzysztof Lesiak

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One Comment

  1. Murphy Slaw Murphy Slaw June 19, 2013

    The headline of the email was …in Arizona not …in America.

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