NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality is the organization leading the charge to vote NO on Ballot Question 1 in Maine this fall. Ballot Question 1 would overturn LD 1020, the law that made same-sex marriage legal in the state of Maine earlier this year. By my read of Maine campaign finance disclosure documents, the NO on 1 campaign, working to keep same-sex marriage legal in the state of Maine, has received 3,416 individual contributions from people living in the state of Maine.
Stand for Marriage Maine is the organization leading the charge to vote YES on Ballot Question 1 in Maine and make same-sex marriage against the law this fall. By my read of Maine campaign finance disclosures, Stand for Marriage Maine has received just 257 individual contributions from people living in the state of Maine.
The above figures are itemized contributions; very small contributions (like mine of $40) are not reported individually, but rather are lumped into a single row summing up all small contributions. NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality raised $113,947.71 in small contributions in the 3rd quarter of 2009. Stand for Marriage Maine raised $82,759.13 in small contributions during the same period.
The following are maps of towns in Maine in which at least one person has given to a campaign. Towns in Maine where more than one person has given to a campaign are still represented by just one dot.
By a huge margin, more Maine towns and more Maine people have been giving to the NO on 1 campaign than have been giving to Stand for Marriage Maine.
It’s easy to tell where the in-state excitement and commitment lie. The question is whether Stand for Marriage Maine’s significant cash flow from out-of-state fundamentalist religious organizations will allow it to counter indigenous trends within the state of Maine itself. Stay tuned.