“Dear Marriage Supporter, We need your help right away! Yesterday, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee voted to send to the floor of the House of Representatives a bill redefining marriage. The vote on the floor of the House is scheduled for TOMORROW — Thursday, January 24 at 4:00 PM — so time is of the essence! Please forward this email to all of your friends and family right away, and share it on Facebook and Twitter. We pro-marriage Rhode Islanders need to SHOW UP AT THE STATE HOUSE on Thursday at 3:00 PM for the vote and crowd the galleries with support for marriage, family, the rights of voters, and the well-being of children. With the Supreme Court hearing cases on same-sex marriage in just a few short weeks, the eyes of the nation will be on the Rhode Island legislature to see how they decide this issue. Today, you and other pro-marriage Rhode Islanders need to send a message loud and clear to the political powers in Providence: DON’T MESS WITH MARRIAGE! Marriage is too important a matter to be left to the whims of heavily lobbied politicians and the special interest groups padding their pockets.” – Also posted on NOM’s Rhode Island website.