We’ve made significant progress this past year, but we could still lose the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The first repeal vote on the floor of the Senate could come as early as next week, and we need your help to show the Senate there is strong support for repeal.
The repeal language in the Defense Authorization bill is at risk of being filibustered, stripped out, or weakened by our opponents when the full Senate votes. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has threatened to filibuster the entire defense budget to stop repeal. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and the repeal coalition are working to secure a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, but we need your help.
Call both your Senators today at 202-224-3121. Tell them to support the repeal and urge them to support Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and follow his lead when harmful amendments may be offered by opponents.
We have to stand up and tell our Senators we need their votes. Our LGBT troops deserve their support.