May 27, 2010 2:38 PM GMT
I just called the White House myself and spoke with a Live person and left a Comment with him that i support the Repeal of DADT
Just sprending the message from a Facebook event.
CALL TO ACTION - WHAT TO DO ASAP: (PLEASE POST AND REPOST TO YOUR FB PAGE)
SWARM - CALL, EMAIL, FAX THE INDIVIDUALS BELOW NOW DEMANDING THE FOLLOWING THREE PROVISIONS BE INCLUDED IN THE REPEAL LANGUAGE
1. Timeline with firm implementation date, no later than six months after the conclusion of the study in December 2010
2. Non-discrimination language be included to protect LGBT members from discrimination based on sexual orientation
3. Stop-Loss on all discharges under the current DADT law
REMEMBER THESE ARE OUR ALLIES, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR ATTENTION TO DADT REPEAL, HOWEVER, LET THEM KNOW THAT THE COMPROMISE IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Rep. Patrick Murphy, who introduced the bill in the House and met with Administration officials yesterday, has until 5pm EST today (Tuesday, May 25) to include the compromised repeal language, including the points above, into the House version of the DAB.
Senators Lieberman and Levin: Timeline is currently unknown when language needs to be included, but expect within the week
WHO TO CALL ALL WEEK - PLEASE MAKE LOTS OF CALLS AND SEND LOTS OF EMAILS AND FAX WHEN ABLE:
House Member - Patrick Murphy – Pennsylvania
1609 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
414 Mill Street
Bristol, PA 19007
72 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Senator - Joe Lieberman – Connecticut
Washington DC Office
706 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
In CT: 800-225-5605
Senator - Carl Levin - Committee Chairman - Michigan
Washington DC Office
269 Russell Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2202
TTY 202- 224-2816
Sen. Levin has seven district offices, click here for the listing:http://levin.senate.gov/contact/offices.html
President Obama - www.whitehouse.gov
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500-0004
TTY/TTD: Comments: 202-456-6213
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (HRC)
Joe Solmonese – President, Human Rights Campaign
202-216-1500 – x1
HRC Front Desk: 202-628-4160
Fax - 202-347-5323
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
Aubrey Sarvis – Executive Director -
PH: 202-328-3244 or 202-328-FAIR
Servicemembers United (SU)
Alex Nicholson –
SOME BACKGROUND ON THE COMPROMISE:
DADT repeal language will very likely be inserted into the Defense Appropriations Bill in both the House and Senate with the President's backing. Sounds good, right? NO! THE REPEAL LANGUAGE IS FAR FROM EQUAL AND REMOVES ANY ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE PEOPLE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
From the Advocate:
"LGBT groups met with officials at the White House while legislative affairs representatives from the White House and the Department of Defense met with the House and Senate leadership offices on Capitol Hill along with those of Rep. Patrick Murphy and Sens. Carl Levin and Joseph Lieberman."
We must do all we can to insist that the repeal be a full repeal - not another bogus attempt at pacifying our community.
Thank you for participating in the SAY NO TO DADT COMPROMISE CALL TO ACTION.