Thursday, November 25, 2010

Demand Post-Thanksgiving DADT Repeal

The Senate has promised to review legislation to repeal the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy which bars lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers from the armed forces. Insiders suggest that there are enough votes (including a few moderate republicans) to overcome a filibuster. We must take this issue up now since progressive voices have been losing seats this may be the last chance for full repeal within the legislature for years to come.

Take action via HRC and call your senators now!


Amy K. said...

I'm definitely calling! I'm really glad to see another post here. I missed this blog!

Queers United said...

Thanks Amy wish it was for trans inclusion too but one step at a time.

Anonymous said...

Queers United = FAIL. Maybe I'm not the most brilliant mind, but could you explain to me how the thousandth email I send to a Senator who is committed to bailing out Wall Street with trillions of dollars instead of using that money for child care is going to give a shit about us queers? Why does this movement insist on repeating the same old failed tactics over and over and over and over again? The time for emails was in 1993 when HRC sat on their asses and let their buddy Bill pass this noxious policy. So long as we play by the rules the bigots' allow us for "change", the longer we stay unequal. The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. We won't see equality until we see tactics that work such as direct action, civil disobedience, and protest instead of tactics which not only have been proven repeatedly to FAIL but are designed to keep us pessimistic and feeling powerless like emailing, phone banking, and listening to ANYTHING HRC has to say.

QU, you're not advocating "one step at a time." You are repeating EXACTLY the same fucked up failed strategy that HRC used for ENDA... Why do you insist on FAILURE?

Can we stop fucking around, please? You can choose to disresespect yourself by choosing to wait for bigots to decide when you should have rights. That's your choice. But when gay kids are killing themselves and you're only response is more of the same bullshit, I draw a line. Go read a book about the social movements of the 1960s and learn HOW you make change. You will never make change by asking for it from people who hate you.

Queers United said...

Anonymous we have posted numerously on peaceful protests and demonstrations of all kinds. We must be active on every front calling, picketing, emailing and creating visibility.

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