May 4, 2006

Do or Die for Marriage

Do or Die for Traditional Marriage Amendment!

•. The Massachusetts Constitutional Convention is this Wed. May 10, 1PM at the Statehouse in Boston. If less than 50 legislators vote to pass the Defense of Traditional Marriage Amendment, the Amendment is DEAD and we will not be able to vote on it in 2008. There will be a rally by Defenders of Traditional Marriage starting at 11AM. for more details, or send a message at


If you can’t make the rally, send another email to our legislators, see below.

Sample email

Re: Constitutional Convention and the Traditional Marriage Amendment

Dear ____[rep’s/senator’s name]

I urge you to vote to allow the Marriage Amendment to advance to the next session. Massachusetts citizens have the right to amend the Constitution; the Attorney General has ruled that the language of this proposed amendment passes Constitutional muster, and the 176,000 signatures gathered, (certification stopped after 123,356, more than twice the number required for a vote) indicate that the citizens have earned the right to be heard on how marriage is defined in our state. Regardless of your position on same-sex marriage, the citizens should be allowed to vote for or against amending the Constitution – and I urge you not to thwart this right and privilege of the Citizens of the Commonwealth.


Joint Committee on the Judiciary Email links:

Senate Staff phone # (617) 722-1200 (617) 722-1604 (978)-534-6946 (617) 722-1350 (617) 722-1639 (617) 722-1291

House Staff phone # (617) 722-2396 617-722-2396 617-722-2396 617-722-2140 617-722-2396 617-722-2030 617-722-2396 617-722-2575 617-722-2080

Rep.JohnDKeenan@Hou.State.MA.US 617-722-2575 617-722-2487

Rep.LewisEvangelidis@Hou.State.MA.US 617 722-2263

Or call and say the same thing, possibly adding: Regardless of one's opinion on same-sex marriage, the citizens should be allowed to vote to amend the constitution or vote against the Amendment - that's our right and privilege.

Other Email links: 617 722-1544 617 722-1230 617 722-1500 Speaker

Rep.RobertSpellane@Hou.State.MA.US 617 722-2220

Rep.LewisEvangelidis@Hou.State.MA.US 617 722-2263

Rep.SalvatoreDiMasi@Hou.State.MA.US 617 722-2500 Speaker for State Senators and for State Representatives

Find your Rep. based on your address at:


alban B. said...

There is word that there are more than the 50 needed, but in politics things can change at the snap of a finger. So, it is a good thing that you posted the contacts that should hear from their constituents. Thanks

JayG said...

It's 50 out of 200, but Dimasi and Travaglini postponed the vote until July. They're hoping the SJC rules the Initiative Petition to amend the State Constitution to define traditional marriage as unconstitutional, saving them from having to go on record.