Since her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards with four members of the Servicemembers Legal Defence Network, Lady Gaga has been on a mission to speak out against the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
In a special video message posted this morning, Gaga urges members of the U.S. Senate to vote next week in favor of the Defense Authorization Bill, a proposed measure that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Gaga is asking fans to join the fight by calling their own senators, which she demonstrates in the video by calling New York Democrats Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Watch it here.
In the video, Gaga says: “I have called both of the senators that operate in my district. I will not stop calling until I reach them and I can leave them this message: ‘I am a constituent of the senator, my name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga. I’m calling to ask the senator to vote with Senators Reid and Levin to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and oppose John McCain’s shameless filibuster. We need to do this for our gay and lesbian soldiers, and finally repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ ”