2012 Report

2012 Report from National Marriage Week USA

National Marriage Week USA is growing strong in just its third year, and making a serious impact across the nation in public policy, the media, and mobilization and publicity for marriage education. Below is a limited summary of the news and activity we generated for marriage during February 7 to 14, 2012. We cannot list everything, but take note of a few highlights below.
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U.S. Congressmen made floor statements from the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of National Marriage Week USA (Feb. 7-14) .
An Inaugural Reception at the U.S. Capital. Check out the photo gallery.
Oklahoma lawmakers declare Marriage Week
Help increase Social Media for marriage at Sheila Weber's FOX NEWS commentary, which was number 4 and 5 on Google news this week! Click comment and share at "A New Path to Upward Mobility--Get Married and Stay Married" http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/02/07/new-path-to-upward-mobilityget-married-and-stay-married
A great overview story in The Washington Times. Feb. 5, 2012: "The third annual National Marriage Week USA begins Tuesday amid a tumultuous state of the union..." http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/5/us-marriage-rate-continues-decline-men-tie-knot-la/
In The Atlantic: "The Death (and Life) of Marriage in America" 
"National Marriage Week USA kicks off today, and for many people, a national booster movement for marriage could not come any sooner..."
TIME magazine full-page commentary about the need for a national marriage campaign, by Rich Lowry
KLOVE Radio News Story
The Christian Post: "What Can Christians Do to Strengthen their Marriage?" Feb. 8, 2012
The Christian Post: "FRC releases 162 Reasons to Marry," Feb. 10, 2012
The Huffington Post: Marriage Trivia—How much do you know about marriage?
Examiner: "It's National Marriage Week this week: What have you done about it?"
USCCB--An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
TV News in Mississippi: A love story of 79 years—what it takes!
Catholic News Agency
Bishop Cordileone
Heritage Foundation Celebrates National Marriage Week USA
The Date Night Challenge is now in 850 churches!
Created in partnership with National Marriage Week USA, and it's still growing! Get info about this 2-hour webcast with Dr. Greg Smalley and comedian Jeff Allan at http://www.focusonthefamily.com/datenight
CAMPUS OUTREACH: Five ads for a College POSTER Campaign
were created and used during National Marriage Week USA, at 19 universities (including 5 Ivy League). At least 5000 posters placed.
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Campus events listing during National Marriage Week USA through our partnership with the Love and Fidelity Network
Our NATIONAL CALENDAR is burgeoning and growing! Thank you for posting your events and being a part of a national movement of marriage education to sweep the country!

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Below is only a small sampling of friends who got media using National Marriage Week USA!
A story about National Marriage Week USA working at the local level. Generate your own story--create celebrations in towns all across America! A local group creates and publicizes a National Marriage Week USA Celebration!
Your TANGO experts say "I Do" to National Marriage Week!
Marriage Works celebrates National Marriage Week USA
Author cites soaring book sales due to National Marriage Week
Mark your calendars for next year—build your own National Marriage Week USA campaign!
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