Washington, DC—Actions in the United States Senate in the next several weeks will determine whether the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law is repealed in 2010 or if it remains on the nation’s books for years to come. The public conversation around this issue has allowed elected officials to put their DADT repeal position on the record. Several United States Senators have specifically said that their position hinged on what military leaders and the troops think about the issue—which will be disclosed in a Pentagon study released on or before December 1, 2010.
As the nation pauses to observe Veterans Day this week and lawmakers gear up to tackle the last priorities of this Congress, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will hold a briefing call with Senior VP for External Affairs Winnie Stachelberg and Senior VP of National Security and International Policy Rudy DeLeon to discuss the future of the DADT policy, its potential legislative repeal, reported early findings from the Pentagon study, and how a federal court case on DADT impacts the debate.
Winnie Stachelberg, Senior VP for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Rudy DeLeon, Senior VP of National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund
WHAT: Briefing on the current landscape of DADT repeal
WHEN: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. EST
Call in: ( 877 ) 210 – 8943
To RSVP to the call, please contact Megan Smith at 202.741.6346 or via email at email@example.com.
**Please note, this call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to be recorded.**
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