Arlington Democrats Adopt Resolutions on Cooch, "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Brian Devine tweets that the Arlington County Democratic Committee adopted two resolutions this evening, one condemning Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for his actions "to petition to reverse and obstruct US EPA's climate change endangerment finding;" and the other in favor of ending "Don't Ask Don't Tell." Also, Devine reports that Rep. Jim Moran gave a "great speech to @arlingtondems on [Don't Ask Don't Tell]."

To read the resolution regarding our embarrassment of an Attorney General, click here. The resolution on Don't Ask Don't Tell "strongly urges Congressman Ike Skelton, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, to include language in the FY2011 National Defense Authorization Bill to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in 2010; and...calls upon Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner, Congressman Jim Moran, and other members of the Virginia Congressional delegation to support full legislative repeal of the 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' law in 2010."

Nice job by Chair Mike Lieberman and the Arlington County Democratic Committee!

UPDATE: I almost forgot to mention that earlier today, Rep. Jim Moran held a press conference "to bring attention to the human impact of 'Don't Ask Don’t Tell' (DADT)." According to Moran, "Lost among the statistics, the testimony of our military leaders, and the debate over the political implications of repeal, are the soldiers themselves- those who want nothing more than to serve their nation honorably and honestly." Moran added, "Now, not next year, is the time to finally honor the sacrifice of all of our service members by repealing this policy." He vowed, "We will not give in…not when the facts and the American public are on our side." Good work, let's do it!