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LadyGaGa_VMA-300x200 Lady Gaga used last night’s MTV Video Music Awards to push the Senate to repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell this week — hoping to drum up momentum before the upcoming midterm elections.

She appeared on the red carpet with four service members, and also urged fans to go to her website with a link to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

Karen Ocamb of LGBT POV points out that this piece of celebrity lobbying is working. She writes, “A U.S. Soldier in Balad, Iraq watches Lady Gaga on MTV, calls the Senate switchboard, and writes a thank you note: www.SLDN.org/Gaga – “Thank you Lady Gaga!  I called my Senators from Iraq…it took all of three minutes (one minute was dedicated to all the numbers I had to push on the telephone). Let’s keep the pressure up!””