SLDN: Call the White House on DADT repeal

Today, SLDN sent out an alert to its mailing list asking people to call the White House. The President needs to lead:

Tell President Obama that backsliding on his own promise is not real leadership. 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.

They’re not giving up. SLDN isn’t giving up. Tell President Obama not to give up either.

Call the White House today.

(202) 456-1414

We believed the President when he promised to end DADT in 2010. But now our brave men and women in uniform might not see repeal for another year or even longer.

Our LGBT service members who risk their lives for freedom every day deserve better than more delay and politics-as-usual.

Tell the White House that kicking repeal down the road yet again is not an option.

Call the White House and demand President Obama work with our congressional heroes to end DADT once and for all.

(202) 456-1414

I just called and had to wait several minutes for a comment line operator. But, I got cut off before I left my message. I’m going to try again. The Obama campaign was unabashed about asking for my help and my money during the campaign. Now, it’s my turn.

Remember, all we’re asking Obama to do is what he said he’d do.

On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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