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Veterans Press Senator Ben Nelson on DADT Repeal

The following post comes from HRC organizer Cassie Fleming:

Just days after returning from the Veterans Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., the Nebraska veteran contingent spoke face-to-face with Sen. Ben Nelson about repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" this year. At the Nebraska Democratic Party’s annual Morrison Exon Dinner on Saturday night, gay and straight veterans thanked the Senator for meeting with them in DC. The veterans also took this opportunity to remind him why he needs to vote for the repeal of DADT this year. Senator Nelson has not yet indicated how he will vote on repeal. Nelson is a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and one of the HRC’s key Senate priorities. The Nebraska veterans urged Sen. Nelson to work alongside the Pentagon’s DADT repeal review process by voting this year to repeal DADT. The vets stressed that repeal would go into effect once the review process is complete.

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