WASHINGTON – Grassroots activists will gather on Capitol Hill on Thursday, to highlight the growing support for the repeal of the military’s controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy.
More than 300 people are expected to attend the press conference at noon at the House of Representatives Triangle.
Speakers will include:
_ U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, an Iraq veteran and lead sponsor of the bill to repeal DADT.
_ Eric Alva, a former Marine staff sergeant who was the first U.S. soldier wounded in the Iraq and is now a spokesman on DADT for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).