May 12 - call the White House switchboard at 202-456-1111.
Lieutenant Dan Choi is being fired because of his orientation. Lt. Choi acknowledges that he is one of tens of thousands, but we recognize him as a symbol of everything that’s wrong with this policy. A West Point grad, infantry officer, Arabic linguist, and Iraq vet – whose soldiers know he is gay, and support him – is being dismissed.
With the issue in the news, it is important to speak out NOW – not later – to make this happen.
On Tuesday, May 12, [that's today] call the White House at 202-456-1111.
Sample Script: I’m calling to tell the president not to fire Lieutenant Dan Choi – and to keep his promise to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." I am a [something about you and your personal connection to this issue]. We need all the combat officers, and Arabic linguists, and for that matter, every capable servicemember we can get – to keep our military strong. No more studies; we need President Obama to tell Congress to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law NOW.
Call Tuesday. It’s important that we flood the switchboards NOW. With your help, we can get this law changed. We can make this happen!
It won't stop it, but the point is to get enough numbers run through so that Mr. Obama's administration is aware that people are watching.