We have a short window before the current Congress adjourns and a new group of anti-equality lawmakers takes office next year. We need the Senate to act on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" before they leave.
This is our last, best hope to repeal this discriminatory law this year. And it's not going to be easy. Republicans in the Senate, led by Sen. John McCain, are threatening to derail the entire Department of Defense bill - including critical military equipment and pay raises - just to keep this discriminatory law on the books.
We need every senator to know America wants this law repealed, whether they're already on our side or not. We've worked for years to get to this moment. Send your message now!
I am just one of a majority of Americans who recognizes that on the battlefield it doesn't matter whether a soldier is lesbian, gay or straight. What matters is that a soldier gets the job done.
By advocating strongly for the repeal of this law, you can not only affirm the dignity and service of lesbian and gay Americans in uniform, you can also make our country safer, stronger, and improve military readiness.
Public opinion is strongly in favor of repeal. Please do everything you can to honor the wishes of your constituents by urging your colleagues to get this bill over the finish line before the end of the year.