We're in the final critical days that could make a repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell a reality. We need Congress to include the repeal of Don't ask Don't Tell in the 2011 Defense Appropriations Bill scheduled for mark up in next couple of weeks.
Veterans Lobby Day to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell is scheduled for May 10 - 11 in Washington DC:
WE NEED YOU... to join us in DC!
On May 10-11, hundreds of veterans from across the United States will descend on Washington, DC with one clear message for Congress - "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) needs to go and it needs to go this year! The National Veterans Lobby Day on DADT, a project of Servicemembers United and the Human Rights Campaign, in partnership with a broad coalition of other pro-military and pro-equality organizations, will take place immediately before the National Defense Authorization Act - the bill that should contain DADT repeal language - is drafted on Capitol Hill. During this critical time, we need all hands on deck. WE NEED YOU to join us in Washington, DC for the National Veterans Lobby Day on DADT to help us tell members of Congress and their staff face-to-face that DADT needs to go, and it needs to go now! ...
The voices of our straight allies are just as important as the voices of gay and lesbian veterans who were lived under the shadow of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Please spread the word and attend if you can. If you can't travel to DC, please call your representatives now.