Americans Who Support PTSD Veterans
POLITICIANS' RESPONSES TO REASONABLE PTSD DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
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Although there are a number of reasonable disability accommodations for the physically disabled, there is not one reasonable accommodation for the PTSD disabled.     WHY?

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BELOW  IS  THE  LETTER  THAT  IS  BEING  SENT.  The letter will be sent to numerous members of congress.  This example letter went to my own member of the United States House on 1/06/2007.   As of today, I have not received any responses to the below letter from the listed federal politicians.

  

 

John Waltz did a great job of composing this letter.   You can email John at:   wallysparks76@yahoo.com

 

 

Americans  Who  Support  PTSD  Veterans

 

 

Reasonable Disability Accommodations for the PTSD disabled... NOW

According to the federal Department of Veterans Affairs,

 There are 98,000  "NEW  PTSD  Vets"

 

These accommodations should be determined by medical specialists; and our federal and state Supreme Courts.

But our federal politicians must bring this major concern to our country's attention now!   Currently, there are no accommodations for the PTSD disabled, reasonable or otherwise.   Don't America's Veterans deserve something in return for their sacrifices...?

 

Honorable Congressman Scott Garrett

United States House

1318 Longworth

Washington, D.C. 20515                                                                         

 

Dear Honorable Congressman Garrett,

       As a member of Americans Who Support PTSD Veterans we are writing in concern of the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Veterans. We personally feel that veterans who have PTSD have historically been treated like second class citizens. This is sad for individuals who fought for this great country only to come home and be ignored. We want to address this issue with all of the senators and congressman to hopefully get someone to listen to our plight.

 

       Veterans with PTSD have been subjected to a stigma where they are considered to be misfits who have no grasp on reality. PTSD is a disability and should be treated as such, especially when it comes to reasonable disability accommodations. Violations of these rights should be considered a federal crime and should be investigated and prosecuted properly. Currently there is a strong focus on discrimination towards an individual’s race or sex which we feel that same focus should be put on veterans with PTSD. PTSD is a real mental illness and should be treated with a high sense of importance.

 

      Every March in the federal calendar it is stated that: “SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS A FORM OF DISCRIMINATION.” Not taking away anything from Sexual harassment and discrimination, but if harassment is a form of discrimination, why isn't PTSD harassment a form of discrimination? Harassing anyone with PTSD should be a Civil Rights discrimination crime and should be punished as such by the federal government, even if the federal and state governments are doing the harassing.

 

     There have been some improvements in the Veteran Affairs system but they are simply not enough and more has to be done. For a veteran to get service connected benefits, they have to wade through an eternal sea of red tape and wait years for an answer. Can you imagine not being able to work and left with no means to support yourself? Hence, the huge and growing amount of homeless veterans.

 

     The claims process should be much simpler than it is now and we feel that the only way that this is going to be done is putting more money into training those that handle the claims. There is a serious riff between veterans and the VA because of the mistreatment that has been historically portrayed. As veterans we also ponder why illegal immigrants get so much of our tax money to feed, clothe and send illegal immigrants to school rather than helping the veterans that provided the way and means for the choice to be made.

 

     There is always the idea that politicians are bought and sold to the highest bidder. To me this is not the case; rather the issue is that there has never been a push to make sure veterans with PTSD get the treatment and compensation they deserve. With the advent of technology, veterans are able to access information easier and thus are now becoming more vocal about their rights.

Just consider that to date, 98,000 military personnel have come back from Afghanistan and Iraq since the conflicts began and are now diagnosed with PTSD.

 

      This does not account those that are in denial or have not gone to the VA for help. Someone with PTSD, who has not been informed of the symptoms, begins to think they are crazy, and the world would be a better place if they didn't exist. Due to this there have been too many suicides by suffering veterans. If nothing is done, and the politicians sit by idle, then a big catastrophe is inevitable. Our question for you is where do you stand?

 

Respectfully yours, 

 

John “Jack” Cunningham

2 Wilson Road  20B

Sussex, NJ  07461

Telephone 973-875-1608

 

This letter sponsored by:

Jack “John” Cunningham/ John Waltz

John Waltz did a great job of composing this letter.   You can email John at:   wallysparks76@yahoo.com

Americans Who Support PTSD Veterans

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Americans_Who_Support_PTSD_Veterans/

 

 

Personally, I'm hoping that federal protection of Due Process for the PTSD disabled should be considered a Reasonable Disability Accommodation.   How the State of New Jersey has been denying me my Due Process for over six years now is a disgrace to all of America.   Details and evidence at:        http://www.capveterans.com/americans_who_support_americas_veterans/id11.html 

 

 

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Founded: Apr 21, 2006

There are already 7,270 Members

And   Growing   Everyday...

"YOU  ARE  NOT  ALONE."  

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Mailing Addresses for the above members of the United States Congress:
 

Honorable Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

House Majority Leader

H - 107   Capitol Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Congressman John Boehner

Republican Leader of the House

H - 204   The Capitol

Washington,  D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Congressman Bob Filner

United States House

2428  Rayburn House

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Congressman Scott Garrett

United States House

1318 Longworth

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Congressman Tom Udall

United States House

1410 Longworth House Office

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable House Speaker Nancy  Pelosi

United States House Speaker

Office of the Speaker

H - 232   US Capitol

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Senator Barack Obama

United States Senate

713 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Charles Schumer

United States Senate

313 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Daniel Akaka

United States Senate

141 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Daniel Inouye

United States Senate

722 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Harry Reid

United States Senate

528 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

United States Senate

476 Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator James Webb

United States Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator John Rockefeller

United States Senate

531 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator John Ensign

United States Senate

356 Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Joseph Lieberman

United States Senate

706 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Joseph Biden

United States Senate

201  Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Larry Craig

United States Senate

520 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510 

 

Honorable Senator Patty Murray

United States Senate

173 Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Robert Menendez

United States Senate

502 Hart Senate Office

Washington,  D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Frank Lautenberg

Unites States Senate

324 Hart Senate Office

Washington,  D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Lindsey Graham

Unites States Senate

290 Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 
 
WHERE  DOES  YOUR  OWN  MEMBERS  OF  CONGRESS  STAND  ON  THIS  ISSUE  OF  "REASONABLE  DISABILITY  ACCOMMONDATIONS  FOR  THE  PTSD  DISABLED" ?  
EMAIL, WRITE  A  LETTER  AND/OR  CALL  YOUR  TWO  FEDERAL  SENATORS  AND  MEMBER  OF  THE  HOUSE...
 
 
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"A man good enough to shed his blood for his country, is good enough to receive a square deal afterwards . . ."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
 
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation."
 - George Washington


GOD  BLESS  OUR  VETERANS
 

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