Wednesday, December 22, 2010

LETTER: Repeal of DADT strengthens military


With the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," we mark the end of more than a decade of discrimination that not only marred the image of our armed forces—it needlessly threatened our nation’s security.

The men and women of our armed forces—regardless of sexual orientation or creed—already serve our country with courage, honor, and distinction. By signing the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" into law today, we ensure they can do so openly and honestly, further strengthening the confidence and bonds of our troops and their units—and more deeply securing America in the process.

That’s why Organizing for America-Arizona (OFA-AZ) supporters volunteers and concerned citizens across Arizona spent the past several weeks working to ensure we overturned this outdated and unnecessary policy and why we’re celebrating this victory on behalf of all our families and communities.

OFA-AZ supporters and Arizonans applaud President Obama and Congressional leaders for ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and moving our military into a stronger, more effective future.

Jessica Jones
State Director
Organizing for America-Arizona (OFA-AZ)

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