Whereas a significant majority of the veteran membership of Veterans For Peace (VFP) is comprised of veterans who are not of the Post 9/11 veteran generation, and
Whereas the membership of the Post 9/11 demographic in particular is absolutely essential to the effectiveness, success, and most importantly the very survival of VFP (including our political and social capital, effectiveness, access to power, and legitimacy in the political and public eye in the years to come), and
Whereas time, money, and resources are limited for any organization, including Veterans for Peace;
Therefore Be It Resolved that it is suggested that VFP consider the recruitment of Post 9/11 war veterans to be one of our highest priorities; and that it is strongly suggested that all bodies, including the Board of Directors and all committees and sub-committees, should carefully consider this organizational priority while making day-to-day decisions about how to spend our limited amount of time, money, and manpower, and
Be It Further Resolved it is strongly suggested that efforts to expand the recruitment and retention of Post 9/11 veterans be given serious consideration, building upon the already significant work of VFP in this regard.
Submitted by Travis Weiner, VFP Member-At--Large
Pass: Yes 564, No 20
Board: Supports this resolution.
Convention: Passed with vote of acclamation