Today Back2Stonewall.com joins up with a coalition of gay and straight bloggers in asking our readers to contact the Human Rights Campaign on behalf of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Some may say that there is little the President can do, or that this is up to Congress now. That is simply untrue. The President can send a powerful signal that he wants the repeal done this year. He can include the repeal of DADT in the Defense Budget he sends to Congress in the next few months.He can STOP discharges using a Stop-Loss Executive Order until DADT is repealed. If the President is serious about keeping his promises to our community, now is his chance to prove it.
Because The Human Rights Campaign has because a farce of an organization with laughable effectiveness and a leader (Joe Solomese) less concerned about transparency than window glass and who has become Obama’s butt boy “power-bottom’ we all need to start demanding that they pull th act together and step up to the plate and actually work for the repeal to happen this year. HRC may argue that it’s already told the President it would like to see DADT repealed this year. Well, that’s just not enough. They have to FIGHT for ir.
It’s time to PUSH the HRC into REAL ACTION.
PLEASE CONTACT HRC TODAY AND DEMAND ACTION!
Contact HRC today. Call, email, leave messages on thier comment board and urge them to publicly demand that the President take the lead in getting DADT repealed this year.
Enough is enough!
We are at a unique moment in history. Pro-gay Democrats control the White House and the Congress. Momentum is building for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. And the polls show that the American people, even Republicans, are on our side. We can win this battle. But only if our leaders choose to lead. Gay Americans helped elect this President and this Congress with our votes, our money and our time. And gay Americans have funded HRC for years, in exchange for a promise of results once the Democrats finally came to power.
You’ve done your job. Now it’s time for the President, Congress and HRC to do theirs.
Call and DEMAND ACTION! (Also spread the word to others to do the same!)
HRC Front Desk: (202) 628-4160
TTY: (202) 216-1572
Toll-Free: (800) 777-4723
HRC Web site comment page: http://www.hrc.org/12022.htm
General membership email at hrc: firstname.lastname@example.org
**BLOG SWARM SPONSORS Today’s blog swarm is sponsored by the following bloggers and sites, all of which will also be writing about this issue today, and urging their readers to contact HRC:
Joe Sudbay and John Aravosis, AMERICAblog
Pam Spaulding, Pam’s House Blend
Michelangelo Signorile, Sirius OutQ & the Gist
Markos Moulitsas, DailyKos
Andy Towle, Towleroad
Joe Jervis, Joe, My God
Bil Browning, Bilerico
Taylor Marsh, TaylorMarsh.com
Dan Savage, Slog