Yesterday, dozens of LGBT veterans met with administration officials to discuss repealing DADT. But that was just part one of Veterans Lobby Day for LGBT people. Today is the second part. The National Veterans Lobby Day on DADT, a project of Servicemembers United and the Human Rights Campaign is taking place immediately before the National Defense Authorization Act – the bill that should contain DADT repeal language – is drafted on Capitol Hill.
SLDN’s Mike Almy writes, “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!”
And if you can’t go, as most of us can’t, you can call the numbers provided below and say, “Hi, this is [YOUR NAME] from [YOUR CITY] and I’m calling to support the Veteran’s Lobby Day that’s happening today. I urge Congress to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this year.”
You can call today until 5 PM EDT.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Follow SLDN and other vets on Twitter for the latest updates on Veterans Lobby Day. Just follow David Hall (@davidhalldc), Brian Fricke (@brianfricke), Eric Alva (@EricAlvaUSMC), me (@mikealmy), or SLDN (@FreedomToServe).