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Quote of the Day: Personal Democracy in Action

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 21 2010

All I ever want is for people to start calling their senators, and all of a sudden [Gaga] tweets it, and the phone lines start blowing up! One of the first videos we saw in response was of two girls in Boulder, Colorado. They picked up the phone and called Senator [Michael] Bennet, and within a couple of hours, he made a YouTube video responding to it. This is really personal democracy in action. It's pretty exciting.

-- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network's Emily Sussman recounts Lady Gaga's personal involvement in the push to turn back "Don't Ask Don't Tell," which, despite the Lady's last-minute engagement, came up short in the Senate this afternoon.