From: Oswald, Ramona Faith <>
Date: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:22 AM
Subject: would you please help?

I am a researcher from the University of Illinois, conducting a study of how access to legal marriage impacts same-sex couples. Our first wave of data collection needs to be finished before the Supreme Court rules in June. Georgia is one of the states in which we are recruiting. Participants can earn up to $60. Would you be willing to advertise the study to your members? We are looking for people in same-sex, different-sex, and gender-complicated relationships.

I realize you may be inundated with requests from researchers and so I want to make sure you can see that we are legit. Here is information about us, and about the project:

My faculty webpage:

My collaborator, Brian Ogolsky’s webpage:

The Facebook page describing our study:

A link to the survey itself:

Thank you very much for considering this request. If you are willing, I can send you a newsletter blurb and/or other materials that you request. Please email me ( with any questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you.

Ramona Oswald

Ramona Faith Oswald, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Human and Community Development
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
263 Bevier Hall, MC-180
905 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL  61801
Phone: 217-333-2547