A vote is expected today in the Senate at 2:15 p.m. ET to determine whether “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal will move forward this year. More from Servicemembers Legal Defense Network:
For repeal to happen, we need 60 votes to break Senator John McCain (R-AZ)’s expected filibuster. All supporters must call their senators now.
Call both your senators at the Capitol switchboard right now and urge them to vote to end the filibuster and move on to a real debate on the Defense bill.
These senators are currently uncommitted on breaking the filibuster and particularly need to hear from us today:
–Susan Collins (R-ME);
–Olympia Snowe (R-ME);
–Mark Pryor (D-AR);
–Richard Lugar (R-IN);
–Judd Gregg (R-NH);
–Jim Webb (D-VA);
–George Voinovich (R-OH);
–Kit Bond (R-MO)
Don’t let opponents of open service hold up critical funding for our troops and prospects for repeal. Supporters of open service must make their voices heard today. If you have already called your senators, call both of them again.
Call the Capitol switchboard and tell both your senators to follow the lead of Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) to stop the filibuster and begin debating passage of the Defense bill.
Speak up for all our service members today and spread the word to your friends: www.sldn.org/gaga
Lady Gaga appeared in Maine this week to rally support for a Senate vote. Last week, Gaga posted the following video on her Youtube Page. The icon has quickly become an advocate for DADT repeal after bringing discharged servicemembers to this month’s Video Music Awards.