President Obama in his State of the Union address said that this year he “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.”
But he also reminded Americans that he can’t make change happen by himself and that it won’t be easy.
We need to make sure that our leaders, including President Obama, take strong action to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The religious right and conservative activists will fight hard to keep the military’s discriminatory policy alive.
They don’t care that we’ve lost more than $300 million enforcing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. They don’t care that top military leaders have called for an end to the ban on gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers because it weakens our military readiness.
All they care about is stopping the repeal of this offensive and discriminatory policy.
Our leaders in the federal government need to hear our voices. Send a letter to the president and to your representatives today and tell them to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in 2010.
We’ve already wasted $300 million enforcing this policy and top military leaders have called for an end to the ban on gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers because it weakens our military readiness.
You’re going to face strong and angry pressure to back down and postpone repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. I hope you will be strong enough to stand up to those who would choose to waste tax dollars and hurt our military in order to keep discriminating against Americans who want to serve their country.