On May 11th, hundreds of veterans from around the country will descend on Washington D.C.to lobby Congress on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
“The National Veterans Lobby Day on DADT, a project of Servicemembers United and the Human Rights Campaign, in partnership with a broad coalition of other pro-military and pro-equality organizations, will take place immediately before the National Defense Authorization Act – the bill that should contain DADT repeal language – is drafted on Capitol Hill.”
Today, organizers also announced that the Pentagon and White House will now be lobbied that day as well:
“On Monday morning, May 10, 2010, participants already in Washington DC will have the opportunity to attend either a meeting with the Pentagon Working Group on DADT at the Pentagon or a meeting with White House staff in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Both of these events will provide able participants the chance to meet with key leaders about DADT in advance of the formal Lobby Day program and Congressional office visits.”
PLEASE bring handcuffs. Hundreds of military vets handcuffed to the White House fence would make such a statement