T ransgender A merican
V eterans A ssociation

10 May 2003

SLDN Urges Constituents to Contact Armed Services Committee Chairman & Ranking Member to Request Open Hearing.

The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to act soon on President Bush's nomination of MG Robert T. Clark for promotion to Lieutenant General.  A decision regarding the nomination could come as early as next week.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) has called on Sen. John Warner (R-VA), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and ranking member Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) to hold an open hearing and consider information from experts familiar with the Winchell murder and the climate at Fort Campbell under MG Clark's leadership.  Though Clark has testified before the Committee during a closed hearing, Senators have refused to hear testimony from other individuals and organizations.

Please contact Sen. Warner and Sen. Levin and ask that they hold an open hearing on Clark's nomination and consider evidence from individuals and organizations familiar with the Winchell murder and the climate at Fort Campbell during MG Clark's tenure.

     Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
     Phone:  (202) 224-6221
     Fax:  (202) 224-1388
     Email:  senator2@levin.senate.gov

     Senator John Warner (R-VA)
     Phone:  (202) 224-2023
    Fax:  (202) 224-6295
     Email Online:  http://warner.senate.gov/contact/contactme.htm

Other groups opposing Clark's nomination include People for the American Way, the National Organization for Women, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, American Veterans for Equal Rights, the Human Rights Campaign, the Transgender American Veterans Association and Michigan's Triangle Foundation.  For more information on the nomination, visit www.sldn.org and click on "SLDN Action Center."

============ ATTENTION SERVICE MEMBERS:  Under Article 31 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, you have the right to remain silent and to consult with a defense attorney if you are investigated.  Say nothing.  Sign nothing.  Get legal help.  Call SLDN at 202.328.FAIR (3247).

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