How Nebraskans Can Repeal DADT
Nebraskans can play a major role in repealing the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Senator Ben Nelson sits on the Armed Services committee which is likely to hear measures that would allow openly-LGBT people to serve their country through military service.
What You Can Do Today
- Write a letter to Sen. Nelson. Thank him for Co-sponsoring the Matthew Shepard Act and standing up for LGBT people when the rest of Nebraska’s delegates were turning their backs to us. Ask him to once again speak out against discrimination and support repeal of DADT.
- Write a letter to your local newspaper. Give a personal story or say why you think LGBT people should be able to serve openly.
- Help Vets Speak Out. Send this survey to those you know that have served in the armed forces.
Visit 49Voices.org for tips on speaking out and contact information for elected officials and press outlets.
To help make these things happen, Karl Bach from the Human Rights Campaign will be on the ground in Nebraska starting March 9. If you are interested in having him come to your community or event, please email him or call him at 202-280-5407. You can also connect with Karl on OUTLinc.org.
The government-sanctioned discrimination in the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy gives justification to the discrimination LGBT people face in other parts of their lives, such as in employment or with the recent struggle to ensure no one in Nebraska is turned away from mental health care because of who they are.
You can make a difference. Stand up against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” today.