Opportunity for Active Duty Service Members
Testimony for Upcoming Senate Hearing
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Servicemembers United is collecting testimony from current active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members for inclusion in its official submission of written organizational testimony for the upcoming Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." At the hearing, two former service members who were discharged under DADT will testify in person, and one opposition witness is expected to testify in favor of keeping the DADT law in place. Since active duty gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops will not be afforded an opportunity to tell Senate Armed Services Committee members how DADT is currently impacting their lives, their units,  their families, and their careers, Servicemembers United is offering them that opportunity through the written testimony that it will submit to the committee for the record.

If you are a gay, lesbian, or bisexual service member who is currently serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserves, and you would like to submit testimony for the record about how DADT impacts you, please submit a statement (one page or less please) via email by 9pm Eastern on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 to Eric Kennedy at  ekennedy@servicemembersunited.org.

Reminder: Open Strategy Forum on DADT

Servicemembers United will be hosting a first-ever Open Strategy Forum on DADT on Saturday, March 20th from 12pm - 2pm in Washington, DC. This forum will be an opportunity for veterans, service members, grassroots activists, bloggers, civilian advocates, and all others who are interested in the issue to come together to brainstorm, question, suggest, discuss, and coordinate strategy and tactics to help forward the DADT repeal movement in 2010. All are welcome to attend, but attendees *must* register in advance of the forum.

Please go to our website at www.servicemembersunited.org to register or for more information about this upcoming event.

New Servicemembers United T-Shirts Available

Many of you have been asking where you can get your hands on the two awesome new Servicemembers United t-shirts that you've started seeing out and about in some parts of the country. Well, they're finally here!

On the left is the tremendously popular "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE STRAIGHT TO SHOOT STRAIGHT" t-shirt. And on the right is the new "SERVICEMEMBERS UNITED" / "STAND UP. SOUND OFF." t-shirt. Both are American Apparel, 100% cotton, and 100% awesome. Order both online at www.servicemembersunited.org.
About Servicemembers United

Servicemembers United, a non-profit and non-partisan organization, is the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans and their allies. Based in Washington, DC, Servicemembers United actively engages in education, advocacy, and lobbying on issues affecting the gay military, veteran, and defense community.

Servicemembers United
1725 I Street NW, #300
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 349 - 1125


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