Main | Monday, September 20, 2010

Tweet Of The Day - Lt. Dan Choi

Lady Gaga is in Maine today to stage a rally urging the state's Senators to support the repeal of DADT and block the expected GOP filibuster tomorrow. Kerry Eleveld reports at the Advocate:
“Meet me in Portland, Maine 2moro, 9/20 to help repeal #DADT. I'm holding a Rally + speaking live in Deering Oaks Park,” said the tweet sent from Lady Gaga’s account, @ladygaga, which has over 6.3 million followers. The rally, which is being billed as “For the 14,000” discharged under the policy (or “#4the14k” in twitter speak), will be held at 4 p.m. Eastern, Monday, September 20, at Deering Oaks Park and has been organized by the pro-repeal lobby group Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. A spokesman for SLDN said it was a last-ditch effort to garner the 60 votes needed to move the National Defense Authorization Act to which the repeal measure is attached. The vote on the Senate floor is scheduled for Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. Eastern. “The votes to break Sen. John McCain’s filibuster are not there,” acknowledged Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of SLDN. “Senators Snowe and Collins of Maine are key to breaking the filibuster. With the vote Tuesday, we need everyone supporting repeal to call their senators.”

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