Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tell Your Congressman to Vote YES on HR 950

Chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Rep. Bob Filner, sent out a letter asking for our support for H.R. 950, the bill he introduced last year, which would provide a housing allowance for Post-9/11 veterans who choose to take online education.

Rep. Filner states in his letter: "There should not be a distinction between those who attend a brick-and-mortar classroom versus those who study online and take their tests on a computer. Supporters of this bill are standing up for: disabled veterans, veteran families, rural veterans, and single-parent households who are getting an education and working to improve their lives. Join me in support of H.R. 950 and help restore equity by choosing to provide all our veterans with equal housing benefits while they participate in online higher education."

Your support for this bill would provide the same living allowance as veterans who choose to attend "brick-and-mortar", or more traditional, schools, and would show support for ALL veterans.

Contact your Congressman and ask them to vote YES on H.R. 950. Click on this link to find the email of your representative: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml

For a generic form you can use to send to your representative, click here: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

H.R. 950, to "increase educational assistance for certain veterans pursuing a program of education offered through distance learning," can be found here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-950

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