As a Virginia resident and new member of the HRC team, I was very excited to hit the ground today in Richmond. I am already overwhelmed by the community support for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” here in my hometown. We hit the streets of Virginia Commonwealth University this morning to find that students are very supportive of our continued efforts to end this discriminatory law once and for all. Students at VCU are energized and ready to take action by calling Senators Warner and Webb. A student film crew even stopped us on the street for an interview about our actions on campus. It was very exciting to meet so many people who realize that the time for repeal is NOW!
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 Sarah Showalter at 804-283-5435 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is short. We need your help.