This Thursday, December 2nd, Organizing for America (OFA) will have its first post-election legislative push. Across the country, OFA volunteers will be calling into districts with members of Congress who are either “no” votes on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell or who are “fence-sitters”.
These calls are not to members of Congress themselves. Rather, we’ll be calling voters asking them to call their legislators. The timing is good as this issue is going to be taken up in the lame duck session and the report to Congress will be released this week. Having substantial constituent activism at this time is essential and effective.
If you are interested in participating in a DADT phonebank on Thursday, contact your local OFA Regional Field Director. You can get in touch with these folks across the country through the OFA website. If you have any trouble contacting them, shoot me an email and I’ll do what I can to help.
This initiative is the first of several that will happen between now and the end of the year. Others will include fighting for preserving the middle class tax cuts & repealing the tax cuts for the uber-wealthy, and the extension of unemployment benefits.
If DADT is an important issue for you, this is a good time to get involved with OFA.
I’m just sayin’…