The Analyzer (acmeeoy) wrote in ontd_political,
The Analyzer

Knights Out: Speak Out Against "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Hello, I've have been lurking on this community for a couple weeks now and like it here, so I've decided to join. Here's the first article I'll post. It's a day late, but I believe it is an important issue


TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Tomorrow – Tuesday, May 12 - call the White House switchboard at 202-456-1111.

Lieutenant Dan Choi is being fired because of his orientation. Lt. Choi acknowledges that he is one of tens of thousands, but we recognize him as a symbol of everything that’s wrong with this policy. A West Point grad, infantry officer, Arabic linguist, and Iraq vet – whose soldiers know he is gay, and support him – is being dismissed.

Some politicians are calling for “studies” – but studies have been done over and over, and every study shows that gay and lesbian servicemembers do NOT harm unit cohesion. Enough is enough. It’s time for action.

With the issue in the news, it is important to speak out NOW – not later – to make this happen.

On Tuesday, May 12, call the White House at 202-456-1111.

Sample Script:
I’m calling to tell the president not to fire Lieutenant Dan Choi – and to keep his promise to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
I am a [something about you: Iraq vet, gay/straight West Point/Annapolis/AFA grad, concerned citizen, brother/sister/father/mother/son/daughter/friend of a soldier/sailor/airman/marine…etc.]
We need all the combat officers, and Arabic linguists, and for that matter, every capable servicemember we can get – to keep our military strong. No more studies; we need President Obama to tell Congress to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law NOW.

Call Tuesday. It’s important that we flood the switchboards NOW. The Secretary of Defense and the National Security Advisor have been on TV suggesting that we “be patient” – Washington code for “put it on the back burner.” We need to make clear that military readiness requires that we take action, not settle for Washington waffling.

With your help, we can get this law changed. We can make this happen!


Becky Kanis
Knights Out

Note: I've just called the number in question and it said calls can only be made between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Keep that in mind if you're planning to call.

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