Saturday, June 27, 2009

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network to Protest at White House

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is organizing 265 veterans, allies and supporters to march on the White House 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and urge President Obama to break his silence on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" repeal.

The 265 marchers represent the number of service members discharged since the President and the new Congress were sworn in. The marchers will be led by five of the plaintiffs in Cook v. Gates, a Supreme Court case that was filed by the plaintiffs and SLDN in December 2004 on behalf of 12 lesbian and gay veterans discharged under DADT.

1 comment:

Michael said...

i wish the marchers lots of good luck for a successful action. there are many reasons why we should picket the white house and the military issue one.

however, i'm a tad concerned that SLDN says they will have more than 200 people at the action. it's always risky to tell the press an exact number like that in advance of a protest, because if you don't hit the number, some say the action wasn't a success.

i had hoped a solid hundred or more would turn up on thursday for the picket line outside the DNC fundraiser in DC, and it looks like 40-50 showed up.

would have been great if more bloggers got off their computers and went to pickets.

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