We've never had this much momentum to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - the discriminatory law that forces gays and lesbians to live a lie if they want to serve their country.
But there's a big problem. As the Senate prepares for a make-or-break vote, Sen. John McCain and his friends in radical right-wing groups are putting enormous pressure on your senators to vote against equality.
McCain's anti-gay vendetta is so desperate that he's announced he will help block the Senate from repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and the right-wing Family Research Council is making outlandish and bogus claims that that repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will increase sexual assault in the military and "undermine the religious liberties" of military chaplains.
We need your help to drown them out and show the Senate that a majority of Americans want this law off the books - once and for all.
I am just one of a majority of Americans who recognize 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 voting to repeal 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.
I hope I can count on you to do the right thing for our country.