Thursday, September 28, 2006
SLDN reports four new sponsor for HR 1059, bill to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network had 4 additional Representatives sign on to H.R. 1059:
Bill Pascrell, Jr (NJ-8) [Dem]
John Conyers, Jr. (MI-14) [Dem]
Richard Neal (MA-2) [Dem] – the full Massachusetts delegation has now signed on to H.R. 1059
Rob Simmons (CT-2) [Rep] – we now have 6 Republicans on the bill.
Link to my letter to Rep Jim Moran (D-VA 8th Dist) July 26, 2005, including Mr. Moran's reply.
Link to original sponsor Marty Meehan's page on HR 1059
Bill summary link on Thomas
text of bill
The picture here is a photo of Fort McNair in SE Washington DC, where President Clinton first announced "don't ask don't tell" on July 19, 1993
Log Cabin and SLDN are also partnering for a party event late Saturday afternoon in Washington Oct. 7. The details are here. This apparently happens just before the HRC Annual Dinner also in Washington that evening.