This weekend, with all of the events honoring our nation’s veterans, we were out in full force, urging people to tell Senator Lugar to pass the National Defense Authorization Act and honor all of our veterans. In addition to language that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” this bill includes important provisions that would give pay raises to our military and support for wounded veterans, allow for new equipment for National Guard and Reserve units and much more.
This weekend, we spoke to vets at the Veterans’ Day Parade and at the Veterans’ Appreciation Day Fair at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Lawrenceville, Indiana. We met vets from every war and each was supportive of making sure that repeal happens this year.
Make sure that you contact your senators and urge them to vote for the NDAA in this lame-duck session of Congress.
If you’re in the Indianapolis area and want to get involved repealing this failed law, contact me at Adrian.Matanza@hrc.org.