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Mail a penny to the White House since Obama has lost his 'change'

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SUMMARY:
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WHY: President Obama flip-flopped on DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. His administration is now working against LGBT Rights. See the open letter below for details.

WHAT: Mail the White House a penny along with a letter explaining the symbolism of lost 'change'.

WHEN: Between NOW and June 29th!

WHAT WILL THIS ACCOMPLISH?: President Obama has another DOMA court case in which his administration has to submit a brief on by June 29th. We will bring more awareness to these issues and hopefully Obama will make some changes to how the previous DOMA case was handled.


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TEMPLATE FOR LETTER:
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Dear President Obama,

Today I am mailing you a penny because you have seemingly lost all conviction of 'change' for the LGBT community. Your administration's recent actions, under your direction, arguing in favor of the discriminatory and unconstitutional statutes of DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell have been nothing short of a flip-flop from your previous campaign promises. Please see below the disheartening about faces that have taken place with your consent.

DOMA - Then (February 2008)

"I believe we should get rid of that statute [DOMA] altogether. Federal law should not discriminate in any way against gay and lesbian couples, which is precisely what DOMA does." - Open letter from candidate Barack Obama to the LGBT community.

DOMA - Now (June 2009)

"In short, therefore, DOMA, understood for what it actually does, infringes on no one's rights"
"It is rationally related to legitimate governmental interests"
"To deny federal recognition to same-sex marriages will thus preserve scarce government resources, surely a legitimate government purpose." - Obama administration legal brief

Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Then (April 2008)
"We're spending large sums of money to kick highly qualified gays or lesbians out of our military, some of whom possess specialties like Arab-language capabilities that we desperately need. That doesn't make us more safe." - Quote to AP article

Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Now (June 2009)
"Don't ask, don't tell [is] rationally related to the government's legitimate interest in military discipline and cohesion." - Obama administration legal memo to U.S. Supreme Court

President Obama, please be the bold leader that we thought we voted into office.

Respectfully submitted,

[name]

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ACTION:
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Mail your penny and letter to:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20500



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No matter what anyone tells you, remember…

NOW is our time.

YES we can.

Continue to invite your friends to join the campaign.

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http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=94012811729&ref=nf
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SUMMARY:
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WHY: President Obama flip-flopped on DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. His administration is now working against LGBT Rights. See the open letter below for details.

WHAT: Mail the White House a penny along with a letter explaining the symbolism of lost 'change'.

WHEN: Between NOW and June 29th!

WHAT WILL THIS ACCOMPLISH?: President Obama has another DOMA court case in which his administration has to submit a brief on by June 29th. We will bring more awareness to these issues and hopefully Obama will make some changes to how the previous DOMA case was handled.


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TEMPLATE FOR LETTER:
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Dear President Obama,

Today I am mailing you a penny because you have seemingly lost all conviction of 'change' for the LGBT community. Your administration's recent actions, under your direction, arguing in favor of the discriminatory and unconstitutional statutes of DOMA and Don't Ask, Don't Tell have been nothing short of a flip-flop from your previous campaign promises. Please see below the disheartening about faces that have taken place with your consent.

DOMA - Then (February 2008)

"I believe we should get rid of that statute [DOMA] altogether. Federal law should not discriminate in any way against gay and lesbian couples, which is precisely what DOMA does." - Open letter from candidate Barack Obama to the LGBT community.

DOMA - Now (June 2009)

"In short, therefore, DOMA, understood for what it actually does, infringes on no one's rights"
"It is rationally related to legitimate governmental interests"
"To deny federal recognition to same-sex marriages will thus preserve scarce government resources, surely a legitimate government purpose." - Obama administration legal brief

Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Then (April 2008)
"We're spending large sums of money to kick highly qualified gays or lesbians out of our military, some of whom possess specialties like Arab-language capabilities that we desperately need. That doesn't make us more safe." - Quote to AP article

Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Now (June 2009)
"Don't ask, don't tell [is] rationally related to the government's legitimate interest in military discipline and cohesion." - Obama administration legal memo to U.S. Supreme Court

President Obama, please be the bold leader that we thought we voted into office.

Respectfully submitted,

[name]

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ACTION:
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Mail your penny and letter to:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20500



--------------------------------------------------------
No matter what anyone tells you, remember…

NOW is our time.

YES we can.

Continue to invite your friends to join the campaign.

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http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=94012811729&ref=nf