Monday, June 22, 2009


From Ben Mishkin Grassroots Organizer, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network :

As of this week, an estimated 265 service members will have lost their jobsunder "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" since January 20.

That's when President Obama and the new Congress came to town promisingchange -- change they've failed to deliver, certainly with respect torepealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Every day they wait to act, another service member is fired simply becauseof his or her sexual orientation.

We're marching to the White House this Saturday to call on President Obamato show leadership on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Even though you're not nearWashington, you can join this effort by telling your friends why 265 isdisgraceful -- and why we've got to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell":

Like those who drew a line in the sand 40 years ago at the Stonewall Inn inNew York City, we're standing up to demand action. It's past time for thesediscriminatory discharges to end.

After 16 years of this nonsensical law, it's critical that President Obama and Congress act to kill "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Together, marching, we have a real opportunity to deliver a powerful messageto the White House, to Congress, and to the American people -- and to letour service members know they have not been forgotten.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

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