Bil Browning

Take Action: DADT Repeal Possible Today

Filed By Bil Browning | September 21, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Action Alerts
Tags: Don't Ask Don't Tell, Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, Lady Gaga, repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

Yesterday both Senators Leiberman and Levin (chairman of the Armed Services Committee) mentioned that they weren't sure the Democrats had enough votes to repeal DADT. Thanks to Senator McCain's filibuster of the Defense Authorization Bill, Dems need 60 votes for cloture. My sources say they currently have 59, but Senators are being pushed by constituents to vote in favor of repeal.

Gaga-DADT-rally.JPGWhile Lady Gaga targeted Maine's two moderate female Republican senators yesterday with her rally in Portland, Sen Snowe has put out a statement saying she wanted to wait until after the Defense Department completed their study due to wrap up at the end of the year. With Dem Sen Jim Webb voting against cloture, Dems will need to find two Republicans willing to buck the party and vote for bill.

How can you help? Have you sent your free fax to your senators? We've teamed up with CREDO Mobile to give you a quick and easy way to send a message to your senators before today's vote. Almost 500 people have sent faxes so far, but we need everyone to contact their senators now.

(Photo Credit: Terry Richardson - Lady Gaga addresses the crowd at the #4the14k Rally in Portland, Maine)

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Uh, oh. Senator Collins didn't get enough faxes. She said she'll vote "no" today.