Monday, December 13, 2010

Ask AK senators to co-sponsor S. 4023, the stand-alone DADT repeal

--- by E. Ross

On Friday, Senators Lieberman and Collins introduced a stand-alone bill to repeal DADT, named S 4023. As of Monday morning, there are 27 co-sponsors of the bill. Neither of Alaska's Senators are co-sponsors, even though both are on record as supporting repeal.

Please contact both Sens. Begich and Murkowski and urge them to co-sponsor S 4023, the stand-alone legislation to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski
202-224-6665 (DC) or 877-829-6030 (toll free)

Sen. Mark Begich
202-224-3004 (DC) or 877-501-6275 (toll free)

The full name of the bill is "S. 4023: A bill to provide for the repeal of the Department of Defense policy concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell." It was read into the calendar today, but will only be brought up for a vote if they have the 60 votes to avoid a filibuster.

We need Sen. Murkowski to tell Lieberman and Collins that she will vote for this!

Should all go well, we will be able to provide a nice holiday gift to the estimated 66,000 LGBT servicemembers currently serving our country.

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