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Broad Coalition, Website Launched For Veterans Lobby Day

Repeal DADT logo-white-600Today the Human Rights Campaign and Servicemembers United announced expanded plans for a national Veterans Lobby Day to be held on May 10-11, 2010 in Washington, DC, as Congress begins to focus on the defense authorization bill – the likely vehicle for “Don’t Ask, Don’ Tell” repeal.  The lobby day, which will bring hundreds of gay and lesbian veterans and their straight veteran allies from around the nation to Capitol Hill, is expected to be the largest lobbying event on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to date.


Nearly 14,000 Americans have been abruptly fired from the U.S. military because of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law – including more than 800 mission critical specialists.  SU and HRC have been jointly engaged in extensive field and grassroots organizing work across the country to lay the groundwork for repeal through initiatives like the “Voices of Honor” Tour, which organized in key states to highlight the costs of DADT and promote the voices of gay and straight veterans who support repeal. A full list of organizations joining HRC and Servicemembers United follow the jump... Veterans/Military Organizations

  • American Veterans for Equal Rights
  • Citadel Gay and Lesbian Alliance
  • Knights Out
  • Service Academy Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association
  • Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
  • Service Women’s Action Network
  • VoteVets
  • Young Democrats of America Veterans Caucus

Other Organizations

  • Alaskans Together for Equality
  • Basic Rights Oregon
  • Citizens for Equal Protection – Nebraska
  • Courage Campaign
  • Equal Rights Washington
  • Equality Arizona
  • Equality California
  • Equality Federation
  • Equality Florida
  • Equality Hawaii
  • Equality Illinois
  • Equality Maine
  • Equality Maryland
  • Equality New Mexico
  • Equality South Dakota
  • Equality Texas
  • Equality Utah
  • Equality Virginia
  • Fairness West Virginia
  • Florida Together
  • Garden State Equality
  • Georgia Equality
  • GOProud
  • Indiana Equality
  • Log Cabin Republicans
  • Louisiana Forum for Equality
  • MassEquality
  • National Black Justice Coalition
  • Ocean Grove United
  • One Iowa
  • OutFront Minnesota
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
  • Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
  • PROMO (Missouri)
  • Saliendo del Closet (Puerto Rico)
  • Save Dade
  • Stonewall Democrats
  • Tennessee Equality Project
  • UNID@S, The National Latin@ LGBT Human Rights Organization
  • Unity Coalition/Coalition Unida
  • Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force
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