Over the last week, two more members of Congress have cosponsored the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, showing their support for lifting the ban and strengthening our military readiness. Building upon those that signed on when Congress came back into session after the August break, the MREA now has 174 cosponsors.
In the next few weeks, SLDN staff will blanket Capitol Hill in an effort to educate more members of Congress and their staffs. This will lead into the Columbus Day weekend events scheduled here in Washington, DC, specifically around the National Equality March, and further down the road, the first "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" hearings in the Senate in more than 15 years.
Keep checking back with us for updates on cosponsorship, local events in your area and upcoming Congressional hearings. And, if you wish to get involved, please check out our Action Center to learn how you can make a difference.
09-24-09 By Jeremy Wilson-Simerman, Policy Advocate |