Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Wounded Warrior Workplace Initiative

Assemblyman Bob Straniere, a conservative Republican running for the 13th Congressional District seat in New York, recently announced the Wounded Warrior Workplace Initiative, a proposal to encourage the hiring of wounded veterans or their families by members of Congress and congressional candidates. As part of the Wounded Warrior Workplace Initiative, Mr. Straniere has created The Straniere Pledge, to hire wounded veterans or members of their immediate family for at least one-third of his congressional staff.

Straniere, a Vietnam-era veteran who served as an officer in the U.S. Army, is definitely on to something. While he is running for Congress this year and his Initiative will likely garner him support for that bid, his proposal is one that should be adopted by members of Congress, especially since they are our representatives who decide when and if to send servicemen and women into battle at great risk of death and/or injury.

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