Monday, April 2, 2012

Advocacy group urges affirmative action for veterans

The Daily Caller
By Caroline May
Published: 12:33 AM 03/31/2012

One of the country’s foremost veterans groups is encouraging legislators to make veterans a protected class and candidates for affirmative action.

“All we are asking, basically, is for the [Federal Equal Employment] Law to be extended to say the two words ‘and veterans.’ It doesn’t have to be a big 3,000-page bill,” Stewart Hickey, executive director of AMVETS, told The Daily Caller. “All they have to do is add the words ‘and veterans’ to all those other protected classes.”

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