We hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, remembering the sacrifice of all who serve our country to preserve the freedoms we too often take for granted. Today we celebrate freedom that we, in turn, have an obligation to preserve and protect, and exercise to make our Nation more just and fair for everyone. Our history has clearly demonstrated that we are stronger when everyone is included.
On that note, we want to ask all of you to thank Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin for her courageous vote to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT). DADT, a compromise reached by former President Clinton and our nations legislators on gays serving openly in our military has by Clinton's own admission been a mistake from the beginning. It is long past time that this law be overturned and we thank every U.S. House member (Republicans and Democrats) who supported this effort.
This link will take you to her comment page:
We greatly appreciate your efforts in thanking Stephanie for her vote to end DADT. Hopefully, we can drown out the hysterical voices of the Family Policy Council and related organizations that hate anything to do with providing equal rights for LGBT South Dakotans!
Equality South Dakota
P.S. Don't forget to honor our veterans' sacrifices by being a real "values voter" in the South Dakota primary on June 6 (or vote early this coming week). Our voice matters!