The commentary by attorney Tracy Emblem "End The Silent Segregation in the US Military," brings to light why DADT is so very wrong. We now have an opportunity to assist in DADT's demise. All it takes is a 5 min phone call to your Senators and other key leaders.
Call and urge your senators to make passage of repeal legislation a
top priority the week of September 20th. And ask them to urge their
Joint Leadership (Senators Reid and McConnell) to schedule this vote.
A full Senate floor vote is one of the last major legislative hurdles that stands in the way of repeal. Unfortunately, Senator John McCain
has been a vocal opponent of repeal from the start. He has indicated
that he, along with other repeal foes, will pull out all the stops in
coming weeks - from attempting to strike repeal language from the NDAA
to offering weakening amendments or threatening to filibuster the entire
We cannot let that happen.
If the defense budget bill doesn't move to the Senate floor by the end of this
month, DADT repeal may not happen for several more years.
Call these key senators now. We need a repeal vote the week of September 20th.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)