Act now on DADT

I just got this in my inbox.  Unfortunately I can’t phone my Senator due to being British and therefore not having one.  However, if I could, I would, so I’m reposting it here for anyone in the USA who does have a senator they could call.

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That’s right. In a surprising move, Sen. Harry Reid just announced on the Senate floor that he might bring the Defense Authorization bill — including a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — to a vote TONIGHT!

What each of us does today — and how our national leaders respond to that pressure — will determine whether years of work to overturn DADT succeeds or fails.

This may be our last chance to kill DADT before the Republicans take over the House of Representatives, putting repeal on ice for years to come. That’s why we are asking you to drop what you are doing right now and call your senators.

Even if you think your senators support repeal, we need you to call them right now and make sure they will support repeal. Phones need to be ringing off the hook across Congress.

It’s extremely important that you call your senators right now at (202) 224-3121 and demand that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” must end BEFORE the new Congress takes over. After you hang up, please click here and tell us what happened on your call:

http://www.couragecampaign.org/CallNow

Calling your senators is as easy as 1-2-3. And it only takes a few minutes. Just use this sample script below or modify it in your own words:

Hello, my name is __________ and I’m calling from __________ (city, state).

I know that the Senate may vote today on the repeal of the military’s failed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. On behalf of our troops and their families, I’m calling to tell the senator that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” needs to be repealed before this session of Congress adjourns. This discrimination is wrong and I believe that it is critical that the U.S. Senate bring an end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” immediately.

Will Senator _________ vote to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” today?

Thank you.

Then call your other Senator. Then hand the phone to a friend or co-worker and ask them to call.

No matter where your senators stand, please call them right now at (202) 224-3121. Tell them to vote for repeal of DADT, if it comes up for a vote in the Senate tonight. Click here to let us know what happened on your call:

http://www.couragecampaign.org/CallNow

Thank you for taking action today so that we can end this travesty once and for all.

Rick Jacobs
Chair, Courage Campaign

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