Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Take Action TODAY on the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

We expect Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and ChairmanCarl Levin (D-MI) to offer an amendment to the Senate version of the Defense Authorization Act this Thursday that would end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) once and for all. For repeal to be included in the Senate version of the legislation, we need to reach 15 votes in the Armed Services Committee.

We can only secure these votes with your help! PFLAGers must take action today!

We've been asking for your help to move your Senators for months. If you've already called and emailed, please take a few minutes and do so again. Urge your Senator to vote for DADT repeal this week. Just one vote on the committee could make the difference between victory or defeat and the future of the countless LGBT servicemembers who depend on your voice.

We are closer to achieving repeal now than ever before. Here's how you can help keep the pressure on:

Share Your Story. If you are a veteran, the family member of a veteran, or an active duty service member, please consider sharing your story by contacting us. We would like to feature your DADT experiences on both our blog and in published op-eds.

E-mail Your Senators. Please visit our action center, and tell your Senators that all patriotic Americans deserve the right to serve their country.

Share this Alert. Please forward this alert to your family and friends, so we can grow the number of powerful voices calling for DADT repeal.

Thank you for adding your voice to the millions of people who are moving equality forward for LGBT people everywhere! You can support this kind of advocacy work right now. Click here to make a contribution to PFLAG National. Your contribution will empower us to reach more people and move equality forward for all of our LGBT loved ones.

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