HRC Announces DADT Repeal Tour
July 2, 2009
Next week the Human Rights Campaign will launch a national tour to encourage repeal of the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in conjunction with Servicemembers United. The kick off event will be a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference this coming Wednesday, July 8th at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room, 13th floor, National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W. U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), a veteran of the Iraq war, will attend along with gay, lesbian and straight veterans, including: Eric Alva, the first wounded veteran in the Iraq War; Jarrod Chlapowski, a former U.S. Army Korean linguist who opted to not re-enlist because of DADT and is currently a public policy advocate at the Human Rights Campaign; and Alex Nicholson, a U.S. Army veteran fluent in Arabic discharged under DADT and current executive director of Servicemembers United. The Human Rights Campaign and Servicemembers United are both organizations leading the repeal effort on Capitol Hill.