Events: June 19th, 2014 — Washington, D.C.

Be a Part of the March — Wherever You Are!

For those unable to make it to Washington, D.C. on June 19th, you can still be a part of the March for Marriage by signing up to be a part of the Virtual March!

The Virtual March is a way for everyone across the country to participate in the March for Marriage, joining the thousands of marriage activists in our nation’s capitol. This national grassroots advocacy in defense of marriage will serve to greatly enhance the impact of the March in Washington.

Specifically, Virtual Marchers are encouraged to:

  • Hold rallies in your communities;

  • Write letters to the editor and engage local media about marriage and the March to ensure more balanced coverage;

  • Engage in social media throughout the day to tell the world why we're standing up for marriage; and

  • Pay a visit a legislator’s office locally to express your concerns about marriage.

If you sign up to be a part of the Virtual March, you will receive information and “how-to” packets to help you achieve each of these objectives.

Finally, make sure to check out the store and purchase some March for Marriage swag to wear for your local activities on June 19th — and email us your pictures at so we can update our photostream of the March with pictures from around the country!

Date: June 19, 2014

Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Participate: Join Us

Kids Deserve a Mom & a Dad

From 11 am — 1 pm, we will be hosting a rally on the grassy area immediately to the West of the Capitol. At 1 pm, we will March to the Supreme Court. We hope you can join us!

Our program, including notable speakers and great music, will ensure that everyone is pumped up and inspired to March for Marriage, and give our attendees the information and edification they need to continue fighting for marriage in their own communities after returning home from the March.

The Band

Alex Holt & Free Worship

Alex Holt & Free Worship is like a fresh wind to the praise and worship scene. With their powerful praise and awesome worship medley's they bring a new experience to praise and worship.


Mike Huckabee

Former Governor of Arkansas, Nationally Syndicated TV and Radio Host

Rick Santorum

Founder, Patriot Voices, Former Senator of Pennsylvania

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Chairman, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage

Rev. Ruben Diaz

New York Senator (D-Bronx) and Minister, President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization

Leanna Baumer

Senior Legislative Assistant for the Government Affairs team, Family Research Council

Brian Brown

President, National Organization for Marriage (NOM)

Dr. Jim Garlow

Senior Pastor, Skyline Wesleyan Church

Alison Howard

Communications Director, Concerned Women for America

Rep. Tim Huelskamp

R-Kansas 1st District, US House of Representatives

Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr.

Founder & President, High Impact Leadership Coalition

Doug Mainwaring

Cofounder, National Capital Tea Party Patriots

Jennifer Marshall

Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, Heritage Foundation

Austin Nimocks

Senior Legal Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Rev. Bill Owens, Sr.

Founder & President, Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP)

Reverend Eugene F. Rivers III

Renowned speaker, author, and community activist, and Pastor, Azusa Christian Community in Boston

Ludovine de la Rochere

Co-Founder and President, La Manif Pour Tous

Frank Schubert

National Political Director, National Organization for Marriage

Date: June 19, 2014

Time: 11:00 am Rally, 1:00 pm March

Participate: Join Us

Free and Open to the Public

Transportation: Lead a Bus

Location: U.S. Capitol Grounds, Washington, D.C.

Download a map of the Route

Parking: U.S. Capitol Grounds, Washington, D.C.

Marriage is a Public Policy Issue

Whether you choose to participate in your local community, or in our nation’s capital following the 2014 March for Marriage, your contribution to this effort is vital to ensuring our values have a voice in the halls of power! Marriage is a Public Policy Issue. So, in this election year, we invite you to join us on June 19th in telling our our leaders that marriage matters because kids deserve a mom and dad!

All you need to do to participate is to sign up:

We'll send you a packet with all the information you need to make your participation in the 2014 National Marriage Lobby Day a success. Participants joining us in D.C. will have a meeting set up with their federal legislators or their staff. Participants across the nation will be able to use the materials in their packet to pay a visit to their legislators' local offices.

Date: June 19, 2014

Time: 2:30 pm

Location: Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

The Gala

Join us the evening of June 19th — following the March for Marriage and Marriage Lobby Day — for the First Annual National Organization for Marriage Gala, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Benjamin Carson!

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Brian S. Brown

Brian S. Brown

Robert P. George

Robert P. George

A gathering of pro-family leaders and advocates from around the nation, the NOM Gala reception and gala will be a celebration of the cherished institution that served as the very bedrock of our civilization: the family founded on the union of husband and wife. We hope you will join us as we hear from leaders in the fight to protect marriage and honor champions in the movement. Cocktail attire is requested.

6:30 PM — Reception and Cocktails

7:30 PM — Dinner and Program

The Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

A discounted room block is available at the Willard for our out-of-town guests. Call 202.628.9100 to make a reservation, and mention the NOM. Reservations must be made by May 19, 2014.

The NOM Gala is sold out for this year! Thanks for your interest!

Date: June 19, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm reception, 7:30 pm dinner

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Location: The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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