Legislation

NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Every School

NRA lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre

WASHINGTON - The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." The National Rifle Association broke its silence on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead. "The only thin... more

Army Distributes Voter Applications

Soldiers Army-wide were provided with electronic or paper Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) in January. Remembering to fill out and return the FPCA is especially important if Soldiers and spouses have changed duty stations. The FPCA alerts local election officials of the move and is a way for Soldiers to register using an absentee ballot. Th... more

Promote 'Get Out the Vote'

The American Legion is encouraging American Legion posts and individuals to promote "Get Out the Vote" (GOTV) efforts while remaining nonpartisan in the process. The Legion's "Get Out the Vote" brochure provides ideas on how people can participate in and promote the electoral process in an effort to motivate U.S. citizens of legal age to exercis... more

Where the Candidates Stand on Veterans Issues

Task & Purpose recently published an article on where each of the presidential candidates stand on veterans' issue. Using the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America organization's annual 11-point policy agenda, Task & Purpose rated the 2016 candidates' platforms and comments about the most pressing issues facing veterans and their plans to add... more

The Legion's 2015 Legislative Agenda

A joint session of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans' Affairs met recently to hear the testimony of American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm. The hearing and question-and-answer session outlines the American Legion's legislative agenda. A video of the hearing is available on the UStream website at www.ustream.tv/recorded/5924... more

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