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an historic day?

OFA: Developments are happening quickly today. The Senate could vote on repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and both the Senate and House could take votes on the DREAM Act before the day is out.

Now is the time to call your senators and representatives and make sure they know how important these issues are to you.

Call your members of Congress and ask them to vote for the DREAM Act.
Call your senators and ask them to vote to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.

The DREAM Act would provide a path to citizenship for hardworking and talented undocumented youth by going to college or serving in the military. Amongst many others, it is supported by the Department of Defense, the Department of National Security and the Department of Education.

Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law that bans gay men and women from serving openly in the military, is the right thing to do. Such a move is supported by a majority of the American people and was endorsed by the recent Department of Defense report.

With votes on these two fundamental issues happening possibly as early as today Congress needs to know how important it is that they vote the right way.

Ask your senators to vote for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” here.
Ask your members of Congress to vote for the DREAM Act here.


6 Responses to “an historic day?”


  1. 1 Hachikō
    December 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    If either one fails, brace yourselves for more liberal poutrage blaming Obama for its failure.

  2. 2 Kelly
    December 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    The Repubs are already leading the charge to vote no, so with the blue dog Dems, I don’t think this will be a day of celebration but like hachiko said the Pres will be blamed. The blame game, Obama bashing doesn’t even bother me anymore, i have become immune. Still make those calls though.

  3. 3 Carol
    December 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Another link, this one has both phone and fax numbers for Congress:

    http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/

    Faxes are even taken more seriously because it’s paper. I’m pleased to say that the contact information looks pretty complete.

  4. 4 Jessica
    December 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    So did they vote on it already? What’s going on?

    • 5 Jessica
      December 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm

      IF it fails, I can live with that because at least we tried and Congress was able to vote on it because of the President.

  5. 6 Sue in Minnesota
    December 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Any recommendations for last minute efforts aimed at the Senate. I have e-mailed and called many over the last week urging them to pass this. My own representatives in the Senate are reliable yes votes. If there is something that might make a difference, put me on it, I’ll do it.


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