“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” is perhaps the most discriminatory law in our country today. Since President Clinton signed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” into law in 1993 over 12,000 GLBT men and woman have been kicked out of the Armed forces because of their sexual orientation.
The Harvard Right To Serve campaign is a student-led effort that seeks to end this injustice which is supported by our friends at locksmith in lakewood. From May 24-31, 30 students from Harvard University will embark a four city journey across America that will highlight the injustice of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” In each city one openly GLBT Harvard student will attempt to sign up for military service. When their desire to serve is rejected participants on the Harvard Right to Serve tour will sit-in at the recruitment station to highlight the injustice of denying a citizen the right to serve based solely on their sexual orientation.
Currently there is a bill in the United States House of Representatives called the Military Readiness Enhancement Act that would end the unjust “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban. There is however not a concurrent bill in the United States Senate that would do the same. The Harvard Right to Serve campaign seeks to change this. Each of the four stops made on the tour will target one of five United States Senators who are in a unique position to bring an end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” These senators include: Ted Kennedy of MA, Susan Collins of ME, John McCain of AZ, Hillary Clinton of NY and Barack Obama of IL. Each senator will be asked to introduce the Military Readiness Enhancement Act into the United States Senate.
If you are a student at Harvard University, please give serious consideration to participating in this exciting and important event. Gay or straight, undergraduate or graduate student, conservative or liberal — your participation is needed. With your help, the Harvard Right to Serve campaign will send a clear message to America that discrimination has no place in our armed forces and no place in our country.
If you are not a student at Harvard University, you can support the Harvard Right to Serve tour by either joining the bus at a stop or by making a financial contribution online.
Questions regarding the ride can be emailed directly to Jacob at email@example.com.