ALERT FOR DADT REPEAL ADVOCATES IN VA: Stop what you’re doing, pick up the phone, and call
December 17, 2010 by Carolyn Simon, Deputy Director of Digital Media
The senate has scheduled a final vote on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal for tomorrow. Even though a majority of senators support repeal, we need 60 votes to overcome a filibuster – and when they last voted, we had 57. This could be our last chance for years. Every single call counts. And with the vote just hours away, every single minute counts. Click here to call Sen. Mark Warner at (202) 224-2023 and Sen. Jim Webb at (202) 224-4024 and tell them: I'm counting on you to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." 1. Call one senator's office, and tell the staff person who answers where you live so they know you're a real constituent. 2. Tell them you want the senator to support the standalone bill repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" – and that you'll remember how they vote when they're next up for election. 3. Thank them, hang up, and make your second call to the other senator. 4. Click here to let us know you made a call – we use this information to guide our lobbying efforts, so please don't skip it. Whether your senator is a courageous champion of repeal, or a die-hard opponent – you still need to call. Right-wing activists are desperately trying to stop this bill, and I can guarantee they are lighting up the phone lines right now. If you don't get through right away, try again.