Repeal of DADT will improve military readiness: new ads

A gay active duty marine speaks out against the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy in the third weekly ad by Mission critical personnel are still being discharged under DADT, which puts all service members in danger. Watch the newest ad: has the facts on DADT and the repeal:

» Approximately 14,000 men and women have been abruptly fired because of DADT since 1993. Tens of thousands more have voluntarily left the military because of the unnecessary burden of serving under DADT.

» The DADT policy violates the core values of every branch of the U.S. military.

» Congress should act to repeal the DADT law immediately. The Defense Department will create a plan to successfully manage the implementation of the new policy.

» The DADT repeal amendment to NDAA is completely respectful of the study and process set up by the Pentagon to address implementation issues.

» The American people overwhelmingly want the DADT law repealed. A majority of conservatives, Republicans, Independents, weekly church-goers, and even Tea Partiers also support the repeal of the DADT law.

» At least 3 Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 3 Secretaries of Defense now support repeal of the DADT law.

The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Lobby Day on Thursday, September 16, 2010 is hosted by Servicemembers United and the Servicemembers United Action Fund, the creators of The Lobby Day will focus on the DADT repeal amendment that will soon be debated by the full Senate. It's time to get this done!

1 comment:

jay in uk said...

This soldier's readiness to re-enlist is evident; so is his commitment to personal honor. It will be his and many others decision to NOT re-enlist that will make evident how deeply this goes against military policy and how much we as gay folk are willing to sacrifice.

It's when we decide we can take no more; that we are ready to risk consequences for our belief; that we impress our co-workers, our family and friends of our purpose. This is how the world changes, one person at a time.

It's the power of action rather than words. I wish him and everyone caught in this impossible situation the courage to act. Thank you, soldier.

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