Tag Archives: No On 1

Quote Of The Day – Jesse Connoly

“I think the messaging that we put forth was very strong, I think the consulting team that did our TV spots did a great job of executing the message we were running on. I think the bigger question is around the timing of the election, wondering why our supporters didn’t go vote. Those are more burning questions versus the coulda/woulda/shouldas ...

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WATCH: Maine’s No On 1 Documentary

Both beautiful and heartbreaking. WATCH THIS.

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Over $9M Spent On Maine’s Question 1

The National Institute on Money in State Politics has sent us the above breakdown of the groups and amounts funding both sides of Maine’s Question 1. The losing No On 1 side outspent the bigots by 68%, but to no avail. Proponents The committees that supported Question 1 got their funding almost entirely from churches and conservative Christian organizations and ...

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Friendly Voices – Hendrik Gideonse

“During the campaign I made a practice of stopping at homes where Yes on 1 signs were posted and performed a small act of ‘bearing witness.’ I would ring the doorbell, excuse the interruption, and make the point that I wanted to see what a voter in contemporary America looked like who would publicly announce that they thought neither my ...

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Friendly Voices – Jesse Connolly

“Tonight, hundreds of thousands of Maine voters stood for equality, but in the end, it wasn’t enough. I am proud of the thousands of Mainers who knocked on doors, made phone calls and talked to their family, friends and neighbors about the basic premise of treating all Maine families equally. And I’m proud of this campaign because the stories we ...

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Election Day Live Blog

Thanks to everybody who dropped in and who stayed with me for the past seven hours. Despite Maine, it was in general a fantastic night for LGBT politics, with great results seen in Kalamazoo, Chapel Hill, Detroit, Houston, and in Washington state, where Approve 71 continues to lead, with a final result possibly not coming for a few days. Let’s ...

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Good News: Voter Turnout In Maine Is Stronger Than Expected

Maine’s polling places are busier than forecast today, lending hope to the No On 1 side, who are depending on a strong turnout to win. Maine’s Secretary of State says that the turnout could exceed his prediction of 35% of eligible voters, provided midday volumes hold through the day. My gut is in knots.

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A Note Of Thanks From Maine’s No On 1

Yesterday’s “red alert” from No On 1 yielded another $68K for last minute ads. Below, campaign head Jesse Connelly sends his appreciation.

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Red Alert From Maine’s No On 1

Maine’s No On 1 team has issued the following alert seeking volunteers who can get up there tonight or tomorrow. The “Drive for Equality” hotel in South Portland still has space available, and the staging locations still need volunteers. We’re trying to entice Boston and NH people to make last-minute spur- of-the-moment decisions to come up here. So the word ...

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Quote Of The Day – Maine Craigslister

From Craigslist’s Maine Rants & Raves board: Who the fuck do you radical faggot asswipes think you’re intimidating with all this NO on one bullshit? Do you really think you will change the way we’re going to vote with threats? Our Govenor is on your side? Good! Take that fucking sneaky aids-stricken weasel with you when we run your faggot ...

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Nate Silver On Maine Vote

Statistics whiz kid Nate Silver is calling Maine’s Yes On 1 a 5-2 underdog in tomorrow’s vote. The Odds: A statistical analysis I conducted last month, which was based on the results from previous gay marriage referenda in other states, gave the Yes on 1 side just an 11 percent chance of prevailing, although the fraction rises to 32 percent ...

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Final No On 1 Ad

Cross your fingers kids, Tuesday will be a nail biter.

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The Yes On 1 Song

The Children Of The Corn Singers perform a gospel-tinged (of course) song of support for bigotry in Maine. Nice harmony, terrible ending. (Via – Good As You) UPDATE: JMG reader Avery notes that the Yes, Lord, Yes song was actually popularized by an out gay gospel singer. Irony!

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Maddow On Maine Marriage Battle

Last night Rachel Maddow hosted Maine Gov. John Baldacci to discuss his change of heart on same-sex marriage. The latest poll released yesterday shows the issue to still be a tie.

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Anti-Gay Christians To Encircle Maine’s Places Of Government

This Sunday in Maine, Pastor Bill Clarke is staging anti-gay prayer events around various places of government where Christianists will hold hands to “encircle all physical representations of the civil magistrate.” As you know, in Romans we are told that the civil magistrate is a minister of God and is to be a minister of justice and a terror to ...

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More Hysteria From Stand For Marriage

I’ve still never figured out what they mean by “teach gay marriage.” I don’t recall opposite marriage ever being taught to me.

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New From Maine’s No On 1

Protect Maine Equality has issued this last-minute push to get voters out to the polls. Don’t forget that YOU can help from anywhere in the nation by calling Maine voters from your home, office or cell phone. It won’t cost you anything. The software calls you. Your phone number won’t be revealed. Caller ID will show the NO on 1 ...

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Porno Pete LaBarbera Too Hateful Even For Maine’s Anti-Gay Haters

Peter LaBarbera held a press conference yesterday in Maine’s state house yesterday, which was not only virtually unattended except by the press, but was denounced by Stand For Marriage themselves. Opponents of same-sex marriage on Wednesday warned that “radical homosexual” groups concealing their true agendas were behind efforts to keep Maine’s gay marriage law on the books. Those charges were ...

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Maine: NOM Loses, Must Disclose Funding

Good news from Maine: A federal judge has turned down a request by the National Organization for Marriage to suspend Maine’s campaign reporting requirements for ballot initiatives. But the judge’s decision on Wednesday will have no immediate impact on the biggest contributor to the group that’s trying to overturn Maine’s gay marriage law. The ethics commission voted Oct. 1 to ...

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Maine Needs You!

Rex Wockner reports that Maine’s No On 1 campaign desperately needs phone volunteers to help get out the vote to preserve marriage equality. You can do your part from your home or office on your cell phone or landline. Basically, Karin [of Protect Maine Equality] needs you to get trained fast, then make lots of phone calls to Maine from ...

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