Last week, Campus Progress made some waves with a submission to the Vote Again 2010 video contest, “Vote Again 2010: Do it for Bieber,” a satirical video intended to raise awareness about the importance of voting in the midterm elections.
Around the same time, on the other side of the country, Ellie and Lauren, two students from The University of Colorado, documented the process of calling Senator Bennet to ask him to support the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. To their surprise, Senator Bennet responded with a video of his own thanking them for their calls and pledging to vote to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
This week, Ellie and Lauren are back with their own submission to the Vote Again 2010 video contest, “Vote Again 2010: Do it for Gaga.” The Lady herself has been very active in speaking out against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: she released a video message last week to the Senate, and is planning to attend a rally today in Maine with the Servicemens’ Legal Defense Network to press Senators Snowe and Collins to come out against the policy.
In their new video, Ellie and Lauren call for the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and also target The Defense of Marriage Act. As the girls explain in the video, voting “gives us a chance to stand up for equality by controlling who represents us.” They call on young people to visit http://www.voteagain2010.com to register to vote and to Vote Again in 2010, because in Lady Gaga’s words, “that’s when the change happens.”
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