I want to share a topic that I believe is relevant to all of us. I've recently joined an organization that is leading the Warfighter Rights Movement. Since applying for VA Healthcare myself and also joining this organization, I've become very aware of the abuse, neglect, discrimination, harassment, and denial of an equal measure of rights & beneftis that are aimed against the warfighter community. The problem does not stop at the VA, though they are most likely the single entity with the most recognizable offenses. These issues are occuring in employment, housing, education, and even the criminal justice system.
The organization is actively engaging legislators and the media to put them on notice. Each and every one will be identified by their deeds, not their empty words. It will be known whether they stand WITH, FOR, and BEHIND their warfighters; or stand AGAINST us and our rights.
We will seek to replace the non-warfighter politicians by putting veterans to work - by electing our own from our strong leadership culture to the key leadership roles at our local, state, and national levels.
We are taking up one more mission, because it is part of our Warrior Ethos. Expect to see action taken to rally, protest, and demonstrate; to show civil disobedience; to apply the pressure of public opinion and economic boycott; and to push legislation and pursue class action lawsuits.
Leave no warfighter behind. Be there for you battle buddies.
Does anyone examples of this type of discrimination they would like to share?