Washington United for Marriage

Washington United for Marriage is a coalition of more than 500 organizations, congregations, unions, and businesses working together in coalition to defend civil marriage for loving, committed same-sex couples.

We believe marriage and family are about love and commitment, working together, bettering the community, raising children, and growing old together. We believe in a Washington that supports strong families and values freedom and equality. And we believe that marriage matters.

Washington United for Marriage is a Political Action Committee (PAC) and a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, formed in October 2011. The coalition is lead by a Governance Board of 11 individuals representing 9 organizations.

Our Governance Board:

Chair: Lacey All
Board of Directors HRC / Starbucks Coffee

Kris Hermanns
Executive Director Pride Foundation

Sarah Cherin
Political and Public Policy Director UFCW 21

Lisa M. Stone
Executive Director Legal Voice

Jennifer Shaw
Deputy Director ACLU of Washington

Treasure Mackley
Executive Director SEIU Washington State Council

State Sen. Ed Murray

Thomas Wheatley
Director of Organizing Freedom to Marry

Tony Wagner
Western Regional Field Director HRC

Josh Friedes
Equal Rights Washington Spokesperson

Dana Laurent
Political Director Planned Parenthood Votes NW

Our Finance Committee:

Jennifer Cast
Laurie Rosini
Benjamin Waldman

You can find a list of our endorsing organizations here.

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Washington United for Marriage
PO Box 21022
Seattle, WA 98111

Other information

Casual Industrees, a local private company, has expressed concern to the Washington United for Marriage campaign that the Referendum 74 logo looks similar to their business logo. We wanted to clarify that the Washington United for Marriage campaign is not affiliated with Casual Industrees nor do the views expressed by the Washington United for Marriage campaign necessarily reflect the views of those connected with Casual Industrees. Any similarities between the Washington United for Marriage campaign logo and any artwork used by Casual Industrees is purely coincidental. Casual Industrees has agreed that the Washington United for Marriage campaign should continue the use of the Washington United logo, as long as it is used solely for the purposes of the campaign and not for a general business purpose that might potentially infringe on Casual Industrees’ use.

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