Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NOM Is Losing Power As Donations Fall

The National organization for Marriage [NOM] likes to think, and act, like they have the support of most Americans in their goosestepping against marriage equality rights around the country, but it seem like that really isn't the case.

In fact, NOM saw a huge decline in the amount of money it raised in 2011--down from $9.1 million in 2010, to $6.2 million in 2011. Now, that may seem like a lot of money, and it may seem like a lot of folks are supporting the hate group, but just two donors are responsible for 75% of that $6 million; those two donors gave NOM $2.4 million each.
Human Rights Campaign Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz:
“The National Organization for Marriage continues to push the notion that there is some sort of grassroots support for their discriminatory anti-gay agenda [but] last week, that notion was soundly rejected by voters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State. Now, NOM’s own financial records are serving as the latest proof that support for LGBT equality is common-sense and mainstream. NOM is nothing more than a conduit channeling the anti-gay agenda of a few secretive, wealthy donors.”
The sharp drop in funding is especially lovely, considering that the group, founded in 2007 to fight for H8 in California, saw revenues increase every single year, until 2011. Just a little thing I like to call Proof That The Tide Is Changing regarding Marriage Equality.
In addition to illustrating that almost $4.8 million of NOM’s total $6.2 million in donations came from just two mysterious--i.e. too chickenshit to have their names listed--new documents also reveal some interesting information about NOM’s closest affiliates. For example, NOM paid $870,000 to CC Advertising--a group the Human Rights Campaign [HRC] recently filed an FCC complaint against for spamming unsuspecting cell phone users with anti-gay, anti-Obama text messages. The organization also paid nearly $375,000 to Frank Schubert, their ad guru who makes his living largely off of promoting anti-LGBT propaganda.
NOM spent upwards of $5.7 million on attempts to prevent marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington; write discrimination in Minnesota’s constitution; and politicize Iowa’s judicial system, and yet voters in all five states soundly rejected their bigoted message. 
Like I said, the times, they are a'changing, and NOM is feeling that in their coffers, and they are feeling it in their, lack of, numbers. One day soon, NOM, Maggie Gallagher, and Brian Brown, will just be footnotes of hatred in a failed attempt to keep some Americans as less than.
And I'm loving it!
via HRC


the dogs' mother said...

That there is very telling it is.

R.J. said...

Their donations were down nearly $3 million? My first guess was, which one of their wealthy donors pulled out?

anne marie in philly said...

YAYZ! good riddance to a h8 group!