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- Veteran Kicked Out of VA Campus Housing
A veteran is finally able to move back into her tiny home on the VA campus in West LA after she was kicked out. Aired on NBC
- Rihanna Visits Veterans in Los Angeles
The pregnant singer, 33 — who is expecting her first baby with boyfriend A$AP Rocky — visited the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus in California on Sunday and surprised veterans who have been battling homelessness. Activist and Mr. Checkpoint app founder Sennett Devermont shared several photos from Rihanna's appearance, thanking her for her "amazing heart, time and energy." "Thank you @badgalriri for pulling up with all the love and support and most importantly your ears to listen to Veterans," he wrote alongside Instagram photos of the two. Article: people.com
- Veterans Demand Answers to Homeless Crisis Outside Ted Lieu’s West LA Office
Veterans took to the streets and marched from the West LA VA campus to the office of Ted Lieu, seeking answers about what is being done about Veteran homelessness. This video brought to you by Santa Monica College. Watch video here.
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- Help Veterans | AFTP Foundation
HOW TO HELP VETERANS PETITION CLICK HERE TO AUTOMATICALLY FILL OUT AN EMAIL TO SEND 1. ORDER ESSENTIALS FOR VETERANS WHO ARE DISABLED AND HOMELESS 2. LEARN MORE AT NHDVS.NET and Google Search the issue. 3. SHARE! 4. Here is an email we sent and who we sent it to. If you'd like to help Homeless and Disabled Veterans get their Home Back.. here is how; the Email to copy and paste, and or edit. TO: Scroll down to copy and paste the email list. SUBJECT: FBI, PLEASE INVESTIGATE THE SOLDIERS HOME AT WEST L.A. V.A. MESSAGE: The National Soldiers Home in Los Angeles, also known as the West L.A. V.A., is unlike any other V.A. in the nation. In the late 1800s, several donors deeded over 900 acres of land to the U.S. Government to permanently maintain the land as a National Home for Disabled Veterans and their families. Between 1895 and 1972, before Los Angeles was our nation's Capital for Veterans homelessness, nearly 5,000 disabled Veterans resided at their Soldiers' Home in well-built housing developed by the U.S. government. For nearly 80 years, the West L.A. V.A. operated as a soldier's home until the 1970’s when the privatization began and the Veterans were evicted from their home. Today, only a few hundred disabled veterans reside at the Soldiers Home, and an estimated 4,000 Veterans sleep on our streets. Roughly 100 disabled veterans live at "C.T.R.S.," an outdoor encampment where Veterans sleep in 64-square-foot plastic boxes that don't have a toilet, sink, or running water and have to go through dirt to use porta potties and shared showers that often don't work properly. These veterans are denied the key to their "tiny homes," causing them to keep their doors unlocked whenever they need to leave. Other Veterans living in buildings pay market value rent to private developers that don't keep up with the disabled veterans' concerns and repairs. Veterans should not be living in conditions like these and paying to live on land they have already sacrificed their lives for. We demand an investigation and plea for the following that will allow the National Soldiers Home to reclaim its intended and initial purpose. 1. Give keys to the veterans living in the "tiny homes" at C.T.R.S., where 100+ homeless and disabled veterans live in pallets shelters while waiting for permanent housing. As veterans wait days, weeks, or months in their "tiny home," they are denied keys and live in conditions that don't allow them visitors, hours on when they can shower, and must go through dirt to use a bathroom, shower, or get food and water while their door remains unlocked. 2. Evict any entities at the National Soldiers Home violating the Deeds and legal mandates requiring they only serve disabled and homeless Veterans. This includes the entities the Federal Court ruled against and the Inspector General Found in violation of Laws in both 2018 & 2021. 3. Stop charging rent to disabled veterans living in building 209 at the National Soldiers Home and reinstate the compensated work therapy program that was successful and existed for many years that helped veterans re-enter the workforce as part of their treatment. 4. Stop using city-funded programs to house disabled Veterans far away from the V.A. Medical hospital and treatment resources where they get care and wait for vouchers that then require them to spend most of their disability income on market-rate rent. This causes disabled veterans who need regular treatment and services from the V.A. to move to places 20+ miles away in Inglewood, downtown L.A., and the San Fernando Valley. Without reliable transportation, this becomes very challenging for disabled veterans. 5. Use the hundreds of millions of dollars that Congress appropriated for the West L.A. V.A. to renovate the Soldiers' Home buildings that are abandoned or illegally occupied. 6. Strike Section 705 from the PACT Act. It has nothing to do with Burn Pit victims but allows the Secretary of the V.A. to continue leasing V.A. property to entities that do not benefit veterans directly. Those buildings are desperately needed to do what they were built for at the West L.A. V.A., National Soldiers Home: housing and treating homeless and disabled Veterans. If we can't end homelessness for the 4,000+ veterans in Los Angeles when we have hundreds of acres and a billion-dollar federal budget; how do we even begin using a city budget to house the over 60,000 homeless in Los Angeles? We need enforcement, accountability and transparency. F.B.I., please investigate immediately. 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- AFTP Foundation | Always For The People
A LW A Y S FOR THE PEOPLE Creating Safer Communities By Amplifying Silenced Voices and Empowering People. ABOUT US The AFTP (Always For The People) Foundation is a non profit, 501(c)(3) that amplifies silenced voices. The foundation creates safer communities and empowers people though education, transparency, and advocacy. Our digital platform engages with millions of people on a weekly basis. AFTP Foundation AFTP Foundation, mrcheckpoint, always for the people, always film the police. AFTP Foundation AFTP Foundation, mrcheckpoint, always for the people, always film the police. 1/1 OUR COMMUNITY We Are Always People First In All Ways. OUR INITIATIVES A Glimpse into the Foundation's 2022 Initiatives... AFTP Foundation AFTP Foundation AFTP Foundation AFTP Foundation 1/1 1/1 GET INVOLVED Whatever You Have Can Go a Long Way.... IN THE NEWS Aug 15, 2022 1 min Veteran Kicked Out of VA Campus Housing Feb 10, 2022 1 min Rihanna Visits Veterans in Los Angeles Nov 19, 2021 1 min Veterans Demand Answers to Homeless Crisis Outside Ted Lieu’s West LA Office
- Jury Duty | AFTP Foundation
Make Jury Duty Cool And Take The Pledge AFTP Foundation Jury Duty Initiative: Educate MILLIONS OF PEOPLE the importance and need to serve as a juror. Use social media to drive awareness. Survey, write policy, and create solutions to why people don’t serve. Facts About Jury Duty The 6th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees t he right to a trial by jury. Not all trials have a jury. Judges usually try smaller cases. Juries try larger civil cases and criminal cases where the punishment is longer than 6 months. Over 90% of all jury trials in the world happen in the United States. Not all juries consist of 12 people. The number of jury members depends on the US state and the severity of the case 1898, Utah became the first state to allow women to serve on juries. By 1927, only 19 states allowed women to serve.In People try various strategies to get out of jury duty, including dressing up as a prisoner, mentioning a friendship with Jeffrey Dahmer, dressing up as Jesus Christ, and even writing a fake doctor's note. In 1955, an African American teenager named Emmett Till was killed for allegedly flirting with a white female. The all-white jury acquitted the murderers. The first woman to receive a jury summons was a schoolteacher named Eliza Stewart in 1870 in the Wyoming Territory, which had just granted women the right to vote. According to the March 22, 1919, edition of The Woman Citizen magazine, Laramie at the time was beset by a "mass of depraved humanity and desperate characters," and the town's menfolk asked the women to serve on juries to help "put down the anarchy." One of Jim Crow's most powerful weapons was the all-white jury. In the Scottsboro Boys case, nine young African-Americans were charged in 1931 with raping two white women, a capital offense in Alabama. Through multiple trials and despite one of the women admitting she made it all up, juries found the defendants guilty. Even after the Supreme Court, in Norris v. Alabama, overturned Clarence Norris' conviction on the grounds that all-white juries were unconstitutional, Norris was found guilty at another jury trial riddled with suspect testimony. He ended up serving 15 years in prison for a crime that never happened. He won a pardon in 1976. For about 50 cents, a Chicagoan in the '30s could legally buy his way onto a "jury." A section of the Wrigley Field bleachers jutting into left center field was nicknamed "the jury box" because it looked like one. Unlike today, the Cubs of the '30s acquitted themselves quite well on the field. Sources: https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-perspec-0916-things-20120916-story.html https://www.factretriever.com/jury-facts Why This Is Important We have to take action to ensure that our fellow peers receive a fair trial. There are and have been times where great injustice has occured within the jury and court systems. Over our history and even today we face systematic racism. This can begin with a victim of police brutality. And then can continue even further into the trials. Take The Pledge Take the pledge below to attend jury duty. If you are taking the pledge as a company, please scroll down to the company pledge form.