Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Urge Your Senators to Repeal DADT Once-and-for-All!

This week marks the beginning of the Senate's lame-duck session. During this period, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised to bring the defense spending bill --- with language to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" --- back to the Senate for a vote. The opposition has already stated that they wish to strip this language from the bill. Time is of the essence, and we must continue to work hard in one final push to repeal DADT, which will enable lesbians, gays and bisexuals to serve openly in our military. Repeal is only possible if we can achieve a filibuster-proof majority of 60 votes.

We can only succeed with your help! Please be sure to take action today!

Timing is critical, so let us work hard to make sure that the Veterans Day we celebrated last week is the last one where Don't Ask, Don't tell is in effect.

• Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard today and ask to be patched through to your Senators' offices. If you don't know who your senators are, please click here to access our action alert center http://capwiz.com/pflag/home/.

• When you get your Senators on the line, please be sure to state that it's time to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" once and for all, and urge them to pass the defense spending bill -- with language repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- and stand up for all servicemembers to serve openly and authentically. It's just that easy! Please call the switchboard today at 202-224-3121!

Thank you for taking the time to move equality forward!

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