SAN DIEGO -- As the nation gears up for the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) on Sept. 20, Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) will share her experience working to repeal the policy during a presentation at The Center at the end of the month.
“A Talk with Congresswoman Susan Davis – The Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell from an Insider’s Perspective” will be presented at 5:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 31, at The Center, 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest.
Davis will share her first-hand account of how this historic achievement was realized. As then-Chairwoman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, Davis played a key role in enacting the legislation that lifted the ban on gays and lesbian serving openly. She was an original co-sponsor of the bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” held the first congressional hearing on the policy 15 years after its inception, and helped lead the floor debate when the issue finally passed the House of Representatives.
Davis has represented the 53rd Congressional District since 2001, and served in the California state Assembly and San Diego County Board of Education prior to that.
A representative from Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) will also discuss the implementation of the policy’s repeal.
RSVP to Jessica Poole at (619) 280-5353.