Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
By John Gideon on 7/22/2008, 4:17pm PT  

“It seems incomprehensible for me that VA does not want to assist veterans to register. It is despicable,” said Jim Dickson, vice-president of American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD). “I am trying hard to not express how angry I am.” On this I will agree 100% with Dickson. Also in our featured articles several Senators have stepped up in support of our veterans as they have introduced a bill to require the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to do the right thing. One of those Senators, Patty Murry (D-WA), said, "The right to vote is at the very heart of the democracy that our nation's veterans have fought so hard to protect,” Senator Murray said. “The VA knows first-hand how much our veterans have sacrificed and should make every attempt to make voting easier – not harder – for them. This legislation breaks down barriers to voting for our veterans and helps keep our commitment to protect the rights of those who have fought for us."...

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