Tell President Obama: Lead the Way
In his State of the Union address, President Obama declared, "This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are." We applaud the president for his call to Congress to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" this year. Now it's time to match these words with action.
The defense budget is probably the only and best-moving bill where "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" can be killed this year. This is where "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" originally became law and, 17 years later, it is the logical place to end the ban. By proposing to repeal the law in his defense bill, President Obama will make it clear to Congress and to the American people that we can eliminate this wrong in 2010.
Without his continued leadership, however, it will be tough to get rid of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" this year.
Call the White House Switchboard
Call the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 and tell the president to:
> Make good on his commitment to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and include repeal in his defense budget
> Partner with Congress so that we can get repeal done in 2010
Example Script for Your Call
Hello, my name is __________ and I'm calling from __________ (city, state).
I'm calling to urge President Obama to keep his promise to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and include repeal in his defense budget. This discrimination is wrong.
Firing qualified service members simply because they're gay needs to stop in 2010. Thank you.