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Monday, February 26, 2007

Bill to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell to Be Introduced Wednesday

Dameon from Pam's House Blend will be on a conference call with bill sponsor, Marty Meehan. He's taking ideas for questions.

I believe the title of the bill is Military Readiness Enhancement Act.

SLDN has organized the conference call. Here's their press release:

February 22, 2007
SLDN to Hold Conference Call on Re-Introduction of Legislation to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
WHAT: Servicmembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) will hold a conference call for members of the LGBT media to discuss Representative Marty Meehan�s (D-MA) reintroduction of The Military Readiness Enhancement Act, a bill to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual military personnel. Rep. Meehan's bill, originally introduced in the 109th Congress, garnered the support of more than 120 bi-partisan lawmakers during that session.

WHO: Congressman Meehan will be joined by C. Dixon Osburn, executive director of SLDN for this hour-long conversation on The Military Readiness Enhancement Act.

WHY: Since 1993, the Department of Defense has fired more than 11,000 service members under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." On average, 2 -3 people are dismissed under the law every day. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) at least 800 of those had skills deemed "mission-critical" by DoD, including more than 300 linguists, of which at least 55 were proficient in Arabic.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 ● 9:30am EST

WHERE: Dial-In Numbers: 1 (888) 550-5602 or +1 212-812-2800 and enter 8568 9882 ● Webcast link:

Media interested in participating on this conference call should contact Rebecca Sawyer, SLDN's senior communications associate, at (202) 328-3244, ext. 102, or by email at