Saturday, May 23, 2009

DAY 6: End DADT Watch

Despite the many press conferences and nationwide addresses that our President has held, Obama has been largely silent on the stories of Lt. Dan Choi and Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach. He did indeed write that note note to Second Lieutenant Sandy Tsao, but has he written to members of Congress? Has he stood up and said this policy needs to go NOW? Well, no he hasn't. Will he do anything? Well he made a campaign promise and he says he intends to keep in. In his note to Lt Tsao he said he needs time and that the Congress needs to do the big task. It seems to me that now would be a good time for him to be talking to the Vice President and the Speaker and ranking members of both houses.

What can you do? Well the answer is the same as it was when we began writing about this last Monday. Be informed. Spread the word. Let people know how you feel. Part of this is writing letters and sending emails. Last night I saw a young gentleman whom I first met last fall when we talked about Prop 8. This time I asked him if he knew who Dan Choi is. I also gave him the URL to this blog. He's the kind of guy who will do something, so I hope he does come here and read these words!

We CAN make a difference!

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