UNPATRIOTIC REPUBLICANS VOTE AGAINST VETERANS.. AGAIN!! Eager to shoot down President Obama’s legislative agenda just weeks before the election, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work in their communities. NYTIMES.COM
One of the major challenges facing veterans is homelessness. Of the 636,017 homeless people in the United States, 67,495 are veterans. Veterans are twice as likely to become chronically homeless as other Americans. This is due, in part, to veterans’ heightened risk of unemployment, foreclosure and poverty.
This excellent new infographic from Demos combines information drawn from the organization's own work, This Week in Poverty, and a recent American Prospect article written by Georgetown University Law Professor Peter Edelman.
We need to be aware and sensitive to the issues these students face. We cannot turn away from these students who are bullied and struggling. Information about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) youth and their stuggles, especially in their pre-college years. -RS