Tuesday, August 09, 2011

NOM continues to fight Maine campaign finance laws

I would like to thank everyone who helped me pass along the petition today. We got over 300 signatures. Now 2200 more to go. And until we reach that point, the petition will be posted on my blog for anyone wishing to add their signature.

Don't be fooled by the National Organization for Marriage's constant hype that its winning. Behind the scenes, the noose of truth is slowly but surely tightening around its neck.

According to the Washington Independent, NOM is continuing to fight a disclosure lawsuit it lost in Maine in 2009:

Anti-marriage-equality advocates have a spotless record when it comes to helping prevent voter approval of state laws allowing same-sex marriage: 31 out of 31. Two years ago, Maine had the opportunity to become the first state to break this trend, but voters repealed the Legislature’s May 2009 law in a People’s Veto by a small margin (53 percent vs. 47 percent).

Fast-forward to today, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is still involved in an ongoing-but-stalled investigation and lawsuit with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics & Election Practices over whether or not the group broke state law when it contributed money to the 2009 “Yes on 1” campaign run largely by the Stand for Marriage Maine Political Action Committee (SMM).

Thanks to 2012 GOP presidential contender Fred Karger, NOM found itself embroiled in a battle with the state with possible violations of Maine campaign laws.   The Washington Independent article is highly thorough as to the hoops NOM has jumped through in order to skirt these laws. It is an excellent read.

One thing is clear - NOM can run as long as it wants, but it can't hide. If there is any evidence of lawbreaking on behalf of the organization, it will be discovered.

And you can count on this blog - as well as countless others - to trumpet the discovery on hilltops

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BJ Jackson Lincoln said...

I can't wait for the day when NOM goes down in flames. I do what I can to expose this group and it's leaders for the hatemongers they are and will joyously spread the news of their distruction.
Thanks for all your hard work and efforts Alvin McEwen.

Jay said...

It is outrageous that these proceedings take so long. It is obvious that NOM is a money-laundering machine for groups that want to evade election laws and requirements for tax-exempt status. Part of the current dysfuction of our government is how long it takes to get judicial rulings.