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Raise Your Voice

I have always been appreciative of people who use their celebrity to raise awareness and increase activism. Celebrities have a much broader platform to spread their message and in some cases, it’s the first time that their fans have heard of certain issues or learned that they can do something to make a difference.

Musical artists are among those who use their voice in order to educate the public. Among those artists, Lady Gaga has been active since the start of her career in supporting the GLBT community. She has spoken in favor of gay marriage and recently she has taken to the stage on the issue of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT).

I want to share a few videos with you:

Lady Gaga’s message to John McCain — click the link in the description for a playlist of activist videos

Lady Gaga encouraging people to call their local senators about DADT

If you want to help repeal DADT, call the switchboard at the Capitol to speak to your senator: 202-224-3121. You can call at any time to leave a message.

As per Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), the organization Lady Gaga is collaborating with, here are the talking points to highlight:

–Tell your senators to vote with Sen. Reid and Sen. Carl Levin in opposing the filibuster, defeat amendments to strike repeal, and defeat any crippling amendments.

–Senators should follow the lead of Sen. Carl Levin who will be managing the defense bill.

–It is critical that the vote on “final passage” takes place before senators leave for the election recess.

These talking points are from the SLDN website. Click the link for more information about Lady Gaga’s involvement & more on the organization.

I hope that you will add your voice to those trying to bring an end to DADT. I know that I will be. Every voice matters!