Joint post by Louise and Keori
Blenders, we’ve come down to the “Final Assault” on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Harry Reid has filed for cloture on the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains an amendment for DADT repeal. The vote to break the planned Republican filibuster will be on Tuesday afternoon. There are still a few undecideds/unknowns on this issue, and we desperately need your help to push this through.
SENATE VOTE VERY TIGHT: For repeal to happen advocates need one more vote to break John McCain’s filibuster. All supporters must call their senators now.
KEY SENATORS UNCOMMITTED ON BREAKING THE FILIBUSTER:
–Susan Collins (R-ME)
–Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
–Mark Pryor (D-Ark.);
–Richard Lugar (R-IN);
–Judd Gregg (R-NH);
–Jim Webb (D-VA)
–George Voinovich (R-OH)
Susan Collins D.C. office: (202) 224-2523
Susan Collins Augusta, ME office: (207) 622-8414
Olympia Snowe toll-free number: (800) 432-1599
Olympia Snowe Augusta, ME office: (207) 622-8292
Mark Pryor D.C. office: (202) 224-2353
Mark Pryor Little Rock, AR office: (501) 324-6336
Richard Lugar D.C. office: (202) 224-4814
Richard Lugar Indianapolis, IN office: (317) 226-5555
Judd Gregg D.C. office: (202) 224-3324
Judd Gregg Concord, NH office: (603) 225-7115
Jim Webb D.C. office: 202-224-4024
Jim Webb Richmond, VA office: 804-771-2221
George Voinovich D.C. office: (202) 224-3353
George Voinovich Columbus, OH office: (614) 469-6697
Call your Senators and tell them the following:
OPPOSE a motion to strike the DADT repeal amendment from the National Defense Authorization Act.
OPPOSE any replacement or substitute repeal amendment
OPPOSE any attempt to modify the repeal amendment in the bill
OPPOSE any filibuster attempt
SUPPORT final passage of the bill
****REMEMBER**** Any attempt to modify the repeal amendment, such as by expanding “certification,” IS AN ATTEMPT TO KILL THE DADT REPEAL AMENDMENT.
Come on, Blenders! Let’s help consign this hideous, cruel policy to the trash bin of history!