Philanthropist and Straight Ally Todd Stiefel Will Match $100,000 in Donations to Defeat North Carolina's Amendment One
North Carolina philanthropist and straight ally Todd Stiefel pledged to match every dollar up to $100,000 donated to Protect All NC Families' campaign to defeat Amendment One, which is on the ballot May 8 there, and would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.
My name is Todd Stiefel. My wife, Diana, and I have a passionate belief that our country would be better off if we put people above politics. Families in North Carolina matter far more than a divisive constitutional amendment such as Amendment One, and that is why we are now offering a $1 for $1 match up to $100,000 to the campaign.
The campaign to defeat the amendment only has three more weeks to get out the word about the harms that North Carolina would face if Amendment One passes on May 8. That is why we are stepping up now to give to the campaign. We hope that you can join us.
The momentum against Amendment One has grown substantially in recent weeks. Former GOP Gubernatorial nominee Richard Vinroot, Justice Bob Orr, John Hood and other conservatives have advocated against it in recent weeks. Governor Bev Perdue came out passionately against it last week in a powerful video, and the next morning Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers condemned the amendment as well.
Stiefel's donation will be helping to fund a television campaign set to air beginning April 23. The campaign says their ads will be based off of the powerful frames of protecting children of unmarried couples and gay families, as well as the harms to domestic violence protections that will come about as a result of the passage of the amendment. If you would like to help them reach that goal, do so HERE.