Sunday, June 21, 2015

H.R. 501 Veterans And Service Members Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2015

An important piece of legislation now in the House of Representatives will help ensure fair and equal treatment of Veterans and Military members
avoid potential discrimination in the housing market and in the workforce.

Everyone please contact your Representative ask them to become cosponsor to bill H.R. 501 Veterans and Service Members Employment Rights and
Housing Act of 2015.

Many active duty service members, and many veterans, face difficulty in obtaining Housing due to the fact that it is still a commonly held
opinion that said members or veterans might turn dangerous at some point.

The same outdated beliefs apply in the job market. Veterans return from active duty to find in some cases that the job they held before
military service no longer exists (or has been filled..etc). 

Some veterans, (or active duty personnel seeking additional employment) have struggled for years in hopeless search for a job. Employers find
it difficult to accept military training as equal to civilian job skills.

Other employers may in fact think that an active duty, or former military member would be disruptive to their current workforce, and
might become violent at any moment. 

H.R. 501 would make it illegal to discriminate against anyone for their military service, in the workplace or in housing 

There are currently several dozen bills in the House addressing discrimination with many cosponsors. It is important that this bill to address
citizens in the Veteran Community and all members of our Armed Forces be acted upon quickly. It is time to protect the men and women
who protected our nation.

Our friends and brothers and sisters in arms, members of AMVETS agree and believe that this important legislation should have
every Representative sign on as cosponsors and that this bill should be passed immediately.

---- Jerald Terwilliger Chairman American Cold War Veterans "We Remember" ---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996