Everybody should write about, Rep. Akin’s disappointing vote

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:29:21 -0400
From: hrc@hrc.org
Subject: Rep. Akin’s disappointing vote

Human Rights Campaign

Dear Daniel,

Rep. Todd Akin voted NO to repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

When the House voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Rep. Todd Akin was on the wrong side of history.

I hope you’ve got something to say about that.

Lawmakers like Rep. Akin need to know we’re outraged at their votes against LGBT equality, and that we’ll hold them accountable.

We can use this moment to pave the way not just for the Senate’s upcoming vote on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but for our next major goal in the House: outlawing ALL workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans.

But we’ve got to seize the chance NOW to send that most powerful message in politics: we’re paying attention.

House members can have a huge influence on their Senate colleagues. So as the Senate prepares to vote on repeal, it’s critical that Washington knows we’re watching.

But holding lawmakers accountable isn’t just about a single issue. Millions of Americans can still be fired for being LGBT, can still be denied tax and healthcare equality, simply because of who they are.

With so many discriminatory laws still on the books, we can’t afford to let the momentum from our “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” victory dissipate.

Following up with your lawmakers can be just as important as gaining their support in the first place.

As the fight to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” moves to the Senate, we’ll be counting on you to help us keep up the momentum for repeal.

Thank you for everything you’ve done to bring us to this moment.


Joe Solmonese
Joe Solmonese

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