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Jul 28, 2010 at 07:07 PM

Courage Campaign tells Carly Fiorina "Bigotry has no place in the United States Senate" as it tracks "National Organization for Marriage" tour across America

LOS ANGELES -- Amidst its anti-gay bus tour across 23 eastern and midwestern cities, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has joined a $1 million independent expenditure campaign called "Tus Valores" -- or "Your Values" -- to support Sarah Palin endorsed California Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina.

"In NOM, Carly Fiorina has aligned herself with a fringe group that relies on lies and fear to advocate discrimination and second-class citizenship for millions of loving American families,"
said Courage Campaign Chairman and Founder Rick Jacobs. "Bigotry is not a family value and it has no place in the United States Senate."

NOM came to fame during the 2008 California Proposition 8 campaign, with its now infamous "
Gathering Storm" ad depicting marriage equality as a threat to freedom and family. The ad has long since been debunked as devoid of any basis in fact, and remains a frequent subject of parody and satire.

Earlier this month, Courage Campaign Equality launched the NOM Tour Tracker (www.nomtourtracker.com) -- a blog of first hand accounts, photos, videos, and interviews from NOM's ongoing "Summer for Marriage Tour" as well as counter rallies at each tour stop.   

Among other things, the Tracker has chronicled supporters at NOM's sparsely attended rallies
speaking in tongues and advocating that homosexuals be put to death. NOM has also sought to bar members of the media from covering these rallies, which earned one videographer an apology from the Chief of the Maryland Capitol Police.

In addition to NOM, the "Your Values" campaign for Carly Fiorina is being funded by the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List.

"As a failed CEO who killed thousands of California jobs, Carly Fiorina knows she can't run on her record,"
Jacobs added."The 'Your Values' independent expenditure campaign is an extremist-backed sham steeped in undermining families and limiting the freedoms of millions of Americans.  By failing to condemn such a cynical ploy, Carly Fiorina is reminding voters just how out of touch she is with the values of California."

Click here to view the NOM Tour Tracker: http://nomtourtracker.com.


Courage Campaign Equality is a part of the Courage Campaign's multi-issue online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots supporters to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country. For more information on "Testimony: Equality on Trial" -- our year-long campaign to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans -- visit http://www.EqualityOnTrial.org

Rick Jacobs is the founder and chair of the Courage Campaign. He chaired Howard Dean's presidential campaign in California. He is also the co-founder of Brave New Films and a featured contributor to Arianna Huffington's Huffingtonpost.com. Rick has an extensive background as an international investor and senior executive. He was the youngest corporate officer of any Fortune 50 company when at age 27 he was elected Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of Occidental Petroleum, where he worked for nearly 8 years.


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Comment by ULan on 2012-11-29 17:52:16
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