TAKE ACTION: Vote in Military.com daily poll to repeal DADT
January 8, 2009
Military.com, a premiere news site for those on active duty in the armed forces, is featuring a poll on whether “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” should be repealed.
The question was asked in today's "The Muster", a daily Military.com poll. As of this writing, the poll results show "Yes" (overturn DADT) at 47%, "No" at 44% and "Undecided" at 9%.
Given the audience, the poll is likely affected by a large selection bias that skews conservative. LGBT supporters should vote now - and often - to overturn DADT.
Antonio Agnone, a military veteran and lead organizer of HRC's 2007 "12,000 Flags for 12,000 Patriots" commemoration (pictured above), shared these insights about the poll:
More than anything, the poll on Military.com should serve to point us in the right direction. The audience is mostly active duty, reserve duty and retired military. The poll shows us that there has been a positive shift in the "boots on the ground" opinion but that there is a significant amount of education left to go. These are the same people Congress will turn to when asking if DADT should be eliminated.
I believe our efforts need to focus on educating the "maybe."
Use this link to vote: http://www.military.com/hp/poll?poll=undefined