Take action on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal
Today, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) will introduce a bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the House. A repeal provision already passed the House back in May as part of a defense spending bill but got stalled in the Senate.
The new legislation could receive a vote as early as tomorrow. This forward movement in the House is a good sign and could speed up the process for repeal before the end of the year. Once the House passes the bill, it can be moved more swiftly in the Senate, but we still need to have 60 YES votes there.
Please call your senators today and urge them to vote for the stand alone ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ bill.
Call the Capitol switchboard today!
In particular, if one of the following senators represents your state, your call is especially needed. Please call now!
–Susan Collins (R-ME): 202-224-2523
–Olympia Snowe (R-ME): 202-224-5344
–Richard Lugar (R-IN): 202-224-4814
–Judd Gregg (R-NH): 202-224-3324
–Scott Brown (R-MA): 202-224-4543
–George Voinovich (R-OH): 202-224-3353
–Kit Bond (R-MO): 202-224-5721
–Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): 202-224-6665
–Mark Kirk (R-IL): 202-224-2854
–Joe Manchin (D-WV): 202-224-3954