Saturday, December 18, 2010

Almost There: DREAM and DADT Votes This Weekend

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced late last night that the Senate will begin to vote on the DREAM Act and repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this weekend.
OFA supporters have been campaigning on these important issues for months. This could be our last chance to get Congress to pass these essential measures before the end of the 111th Congress.
In a message to supporters, Mitch Stewart, Director of Organizing for America, stressed how important this weekend’s votes are:
“Both bills are key priorities for President Obama -- and since both have already passed the House, these votes will determine whether they become law. If we don't seize this chance, there's no telling when we might have this opportunity again.

We can't waste any time -- we need to make our voices heard today.
Can you take three minutes and call right now? Voice your support for both the passage of the DREAM Act and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Call your senators and ask them to vote for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and to vote for the DREAM Act.
The DREAM Act and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” have already been passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate needs to vote ‘yes’ before they can be signed into law by the President.

The DREAM Act would provide a path to citizenship for talented and hardworking undocumented youth. The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will end the 17-year-old law banning gay men and women from serving openly in the military.
Ask your senators to do the right thing: vote for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and vote for the DREAM Act.
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