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SLDN Demands DADT Action From Obama

SLDN Demands DADT Action From Obama


The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network issued a national action alert Wednesday calling on President Barack Obama to fully repeal "don't ask, don't tell" in 2010.

The action alert was sent to SLDN members, supporters, and the media and includes the number to call the White House switchboard.

"We have the votes in the House and we're close to having the votes in the Senate Armed Services Committee -- the President, however, is not helping us to get the votes we need. Service members around the world took the President at his word; we still do," said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, in the action alert. "There is a path forward to repealing DADT and allowing the Pentagon Working Group to finish its review on how best to implement repeal. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) are working right now on a winning compromise."

The action alert comes days after Defense secretary Robert Gates came out against lifting the ban before the Pentagon's Working Group finishes its DADT study in December.

Read more about the action alert here.

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