December 3, 2010
Please call and email both of your Senators, and urge them to move to a vote and repeal the military's unjust Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy prohibiting lesbians and gay men from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Senate Republicans are holding hostage the Department of Defense (DOD) authorization bill that contains a repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Even though 42 Republicans signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) saying that they would not allow a vote to proceed until Democrats agree to extend the Bush-era tax breaks, there are a handful of senators who may be willing to break ranks.
We need thousands of email messages going to every single Republican member in the Senate; this vote must happen before the end of the lame-duck session. Please call or send an email message to both of your senators (Democrats and Republicans) urging that they allow the DOD bill to go to a floor vote and to vote for the bill. Use our message, or write one of your own. Calling senators' offices is always better, so if you can make those calls, please do so ASAP!
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