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#1 of 12 Old 07-01-2009, 11:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Have you seen this petition to ask Nancy Pelosi to support the repeal of the US military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy:

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We, the undersigned, urge you to make "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" a priority and publicly support the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (HR 1283) -- legislation that would repeal DADT and replace it with a policy of nondiscrimination.
They are looking for signatures before July 4th, so please consider signing today

**Deadline pushed back to July 10th**

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Proud gay veteran here! I will definitely be signing this petition.

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I signed! I haven't liked that since I was active duty!

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Thanks!

Signed it and posted a link to facebook, I expect that many of my friends will be signing the petition as well.

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Thanks!

Signed it and posted a link to facebook,
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Thank you for sharing this. It's such an important issue. I will be signing it and passing it along.

minkajane and Katsmamajama, Thank you for you for your service to our country.
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Thanks, everyone!

I have retired from administration work, so if you have a question about anything MDC-related, please contact Cynthia Mosher. Thanks!
 
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I have passed it along to friends of mine.

My fiance is a Marine and while neither of us are gay we both COMPLETELY support this!!!

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Bumping with the news that nearly 90,000 people signed this letter to Speaker Pelosi and they've extended the deadline for signatures to July 10th

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Good! I've been on AD for 11 years and cannot wait for it to be done away with.
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Tried to sign it, but the military base i work on blocked the link!

I'll sign it at home tonite.


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Kudos to Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), who today picked up the job of heading up HR-1283, the bill to repeal the (good grief, "mistake" doesn't even begin to cover it, does it) that is Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

We have lost 13,000 loyal servicemembers to this travesty, loyal and brave Americans who could and should have otherwise been serving their country.

When Bill Clinton was elected, my roomate and I did the One Sock Dance of Joy(tm), largely for two reasons: healthcare, and the rights of gays in the military. He, and the congress of the day, let us down big time. I was pissed when Don't Ask, Don't Tell happened. I mean P.I.S.S.E.D.

The previous chief sponsor had to step down from the role because she's gone to work for the State Dept. So Patrick Murphy, a "blue-dog" democrat, who won by a very small margin in 2008 in PA, (a tough area for Dems), has taken over charge of rallying the forces and getting support for the bill. I suggest anyone who wants to donate to a tight congressional race in a year, this man may need it, and sure as hell deserves it!

There are currently over 150 cosponsors (218 will cinch the deal). Is your Rep on the list? If not, why not? And what are you going to do about it?

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