Monday, September 20, 2010

Tell Your Senators to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Today

Critical votes in the Senate are needed to repeal the unjust "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. We expect the Senate to vote on the Defense Authorization bill, which includes a DADT repeal amendment offered by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) this Friday. If passed by the Senate, we will be one step closer to repealing the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law once and for all. For repeal to advance, we need 60 votes in the Senate.

We can only secure these votes if you take action today! E-mail your Senator.

All of your calls, e-mails, letters, and visits have brought us to this moment. If you've voiced your opinion anytime in the past few months or years – please take a few minutes and do so again. If this is your first time, your voice is seriously needed. Call or e-mail your Senators today! Urge them to vote with Senator Harry Reid and Senator Carl Levin in opposing a filibuster, or any amendment to strike “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal from the larger defense spending bill. Be sure to tell your Senators to take a final vote on the defense spending bill before leaving for the election recess. This action would help ensure the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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