Monday, December 6, 2010

Help push Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal over the finish line

From National Organization for Women:
 
"I would not recommend repeal of this law if I did not believe in my soul that it was the right thing to do for our military, for our nation and for our collective honor."
-- Adm. Mike Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

I've got great news-- we've never been closer to ending the U.S. military's unjust Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Your donation can help NOW push DADT repeal over the finish line.

This week, Pentagon leaders confirmed what we've been saying for a long time: DADT should be repealed now, without further delay.

Last spring, NOW activists helped get a repeal vote through the House of Representatives, and now we can finish the job with a vote in the Senate. By donating today, you can help NOW keep up the momentum and make it impossible for the lame duck Congress to duck their clear and urgent responsibility.

All across the U.S., NOW chapters and activists are turning up the heat on senators -- making sure they are aware that an overwhelming majority of people in the U.S. want to end this shamefully discriminatory policy.

A recent Washington Post poll shows that 75 percent of people believe that lesbians and gay men should be allowed to serve openly in the military. And now the long-awaited Pentagon study says there are no major obstacles to repeal. Please help us bring this message home with a donation to support our work to end DADT.

Let's win this hugely important victory in these last few days of the 111th Congress. With your help we can stand up for the fundamental rights of lesbian and gay service members.

For equality and justice,

Terry O'Neill, President
National Organization for Women

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