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A Charlotte gay rights group plans to launch a month-long campaign today to urge U.S. representative Sue Myrick, a Republican from North Carolina, to support the effort to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Charlotte Rainbow Action Network for Equality calls the effort March for Myrick.
According to the Charlotte Observer, "In the next month, supporters hope to gather 13,500 plastic toy soldiers to deliver to Myrick's office at the end of March. The soldiers represent the estimated 13,500 troops kicked out of the military for being gay since the policy took effect in 1993, said Matt Comer, a Charlotte resident and organizer of the group."
The group wants Myrick, known for her work on military-related issues, to cosponsor the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, the bill that would repeal DADT.