Earlier today, Lady Gaga posted a video on YouTube in which she asked her fans to tell their senators to vote in favor of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Tuesday. Gaga then called both of New York state’s senators – Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer – as the camera continued to roll, intending to deliver her message directly to them.
Unfortunately, the singer was met by two dead ends: nobody in Schumer’s office picked up the phone, and Gillibrand’s voicemail box was full.
Gaga wasn’t ignored for long, though. A few hours ago, Gillibrand sent her a response via Twitter: “.@ladygaga Thx for calling. I couldn’t agree more and am helping lead the fight to repeal DADT. Do you have a moment to talk later today?”
The senator followed that message with another tweet, which asks Gaga (and, presumably, anyone else reading her site) to sign an anti-DADT petition, located here.
Though Schumer did not follow his fellow senator’s lead—his first and only tweet, made on November 19, 2008, reads simply, “Just joined Twitter!”—he, too, apparently got in touch with Lady Gaga somehow. The superstar recently replied to both politicians on her Twitter: “@ChuckSchumer@SenGillibrand Thankyou for responding, it means so much that you support us on this issue. Let’s get this passed. Talk monday?”
Behold, the magic of the internet!
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