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I received this e-mail from the SLDN and felt it important to forward. I've called my people (or rather spoke with their assistants) and made my views very clear regarding this issue. Now I'm passing the torch to you. All that is being asked of you, is to make a few simple phone calls. A few minutes of your time. Surely that isn't and unreasonable request to aid in making sure that every single citizen of our nation has equal rights? Regardless of what the framers of the Constitution had in mind, aren't we all truly created equal? And how boring would the world be, if we were all exactly the same? So, please - read below and ACT. Your voice could make the world of difference to a servicemember who is risking his/her life for you.

As you may have heard, the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (H.R. 1283) has a new leader in the House of Representatives. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), the first Iraq war veteran to serve in Congress, is now quarterbacking the legislation.

With Rep. Murphy as the chief advocate for repeal in the House, we are well on our way to getting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" off the books. In fact, since he took the lead last week, 12 new co-sponsors have signed onto the Military Readiness Enhancement Act!

The time is ripe to win over new supporters.

That's why I'm pleased to announce the launch of the 60/60 Initiative -- 60 additional co-sponsors in the next 60 days. Rep. Murphy is working hard to bring more and more of his colleagues on board, but he can't do it by himself. He needs us to contact our Representatives as well, and we need to match his passion.

Will you help Rep. Murphy gain 60 new co-sponsors in the next 60 days?

http://www.sldn.org/6060

The next eight weeks are critical for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" legislation in the House. If we can gain 60 more co-sponsors in the next 60 days, we'll have a real shot at getting a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" vote this year in the House. It won't happen, though, unless each and every one of us does our part.

Sign up to join the 60/60 Initiative now:

http://www.sldn.org/6060

Momentum is on our side, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us. Let's keep it going.

Thank you,

Aubrey Sarvis
Executive Director
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Okay, now you've read the e-mail, just like I did. Now, please - do something about it! We have a real shot here, regardless of the faithless promises that Obama gave during his election campaign - YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Stepping down again from the soap-box.

Tonya

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