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Proposal ID994
Proposal2020 Platform Amendment:Chapter II, Section A, 9 GI and Veterans' Rights
PresenterPlatform Committee Sponsor: Platform Committee
Floor ManagerMargaret Flowers
PhaseClosed
Discussion01/27/2020 - 02/23/2020
Voting02/24/2020 - 03/01/2020
ResultAdopted
Presens Quorum34 0.6666
Consens Quorum54 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes

Background

To update Chapter II, Democracy, Section A, Civil Rights and Equal Rights.

Proposal

A. CIVIL RIGHTS AND EQUAL RIGHTS
9. GI and Veterans' Rights†
...We further believe that the dangerous burden of fighting the unnecessary [Remove: war in Iraq, and the wars that may follow]† [Add:wars in the Middle East] ... .†
6. Many of those U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who served during U.S. Wars in [Remove: the past two] [Add: recent] decades have been exposed to nuclear, chemical and possibly biological warfare agents. The Veteranís [Remove '] Administration canít ignore their suffering since coming home from the war. The Congress should fund and the VA should implement a comprehensive program to survey Vets and the impacts of [Remove: Gulf War syndrome] [Add: their deployment] on them ...††
7. Veterans [Remove: of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan] are being unfairly discharged from the service with [Add: post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)] and other injuries caused by stress, trauma and head injuries, under trumped-up behavioral charges, as a means of military budget cost-cutting. ...

Resources

Approval of this proposal will amend the 2018 GPUS Platform.

Contact(s):
Platform Committee platcom@gp.org; Co-chairs Bruce Hinkforth, Tim Willard
 

References

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