The following is from HRC Intern Ryan Wilson:
The Human Rights Campaign is working overtime, making sure that senators know that the public wants the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law repealed. We were out in Upper Arlington on Friday night, collecting signatures to give to Senators Webb and Warner, letting them know that their constituents want to see repeal. People we spoke with expressed their frustration that the 17 year old policy is still on the books, and that our men and women serving are subject to such an insensible policy. It was an exciting evening, speaking with HRC members, veterans, and those supportive of seeing DADT in the dustbins of history.
If you are a family member of a veteran or active duty service member from Virginia, please call Senator Webb’s office today at 202-224-4024 and ask him to put aside politics and pass the National Defense Authorization Act with language that repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
To get involved in our DADT efforts in Virginia, please call David Turley at 202-330-3790 or email him at David.Turley@hrc.org Time is short. We need your help.