Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wake Up the Military!

Now they have decided to dismiss Lt. Choi for admitting that he's gay!
Congress MUST finally take action to repeal the inane and discriminatory "Don't ask, don't tell" regulation. Sex and love have nothing to do with military competence or incompetence. In fact, denial of feelings may indeed be one of the greatest security risks the military could face within its own ranks.

Here, a link to the campaign, text of the letter quote below, to urge Pelosi to begin action by July 4!

Lt. Dan Choi is being fired from the military for refusing to lie about who he loves
Help him keep fighting by signing this letter to Speaker Pelosi asking her to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:
We, the undersigned, urge you to make "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" a priority and publicly support the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (HR 1283) -- legislation that would repeal DADT and replace it with a policy of nondiscrimination.
Lt. Dan Choi, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an Iraq War veteran, Arabic translator and California native, is a capable soldier and leader who could continue to play a vital role in this time of war. His firing is a symbol of all that is wrong with this policy.
Both the Senate Majority Leader and President Obama have spoken publicly about the need to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". Speaker Pelosi -- your voice and your leadership is needed at this crucial time.
We call on you to make the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" a priority in Congress. We cannot afford to lose any more talented soldiers critical to our national security.

Visit the site and sign the petition letter. The curtailment of your own rights is never far away if the rights of others are limited or abridged!

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