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Servicemembers United Releases 'Repeal DADT' iPhone App

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Serveicemembers United has released an iPhone app to help facilitate repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

The group writes:

"Servicemembers United's 'Repeal DADT' iPhone application provides users with a wide array of current information on the status of DADT, facts and talking points, extensive polling data on gays in the military, and links to DADT-related social media sites and ongoing online campaigns. The app also provides contact information for the senate offices of each state and incorporates tap-to-call functionality, allowing users to call their senators' offices directly from the app. More functionality and features will be added in subsequent updates. This development and release of an iPhone application as a political advocacy tool is a first for an LGBT organization. Another application was released in 2009 that displays the rankings of private corporations with respect to LGBT equality, but that application contained no political advocacy functionality."

To download the app, go to the iTunes app store and search 'Repeal DADT'.

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  1. Brilliant!

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Oct 27, 2010 11:57:11 AM


  2. Great idea, but they should probably do Android and Blackberry apps too since there are a lot more people with those platforms than with iPhones.

    Posted by: Ian | Oct 27, 2010 3:45:31 PM


  3. And, what? Senators will be counting these calls? How many calls change a Senators mind? 100,000 or 1 million? More?

    On November 3rd, FOUR new Senators will be sworn in. These seats are currently all LGBT-friendly Democratic seats. The current likelihood is that two may go to Republicans and one may go to a conservative Democrat. We will lose 2-3 LGBT-friendly Democrats the day after the mid-term elections.

    Today we have 56 LGBT-friendly votes in the US Senate. On November 3rd we will have 53 or 54 votes. Not 60 votes.

    Could you please remind me how we will break the promised filibuster with 53 or 54 votes?

    The last few years we have had a lot of "false hope." In fact, I think we've had plenty enough.

    Calls to US Senators, not matter how cool your new APP is, don't make any difference. It seems counterproductive to ask people to do something that is simply a waste of time and energy.

    Posted by: AndrewW | Oct 27, 2010 4:24:22 PM


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