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Jon Soltz

Shane Schoeller, Missouri Legislator, Says Voter ID Bill Wouldn't Disenfranchise Troops

"We wholeheartedly oppose your legislation (House Bill 2109) that would restrict the voting rights of troops who are deployed or stationed overseas, by limiting their ability to vote via absentee ballot," Jon Soltz, the chairman of VoteVets.org, wrote to Schoeller. "We feel that the idea ...

Mitt Romney Faces New Scrutiny Over Vietnam War-Era Draft Deferments

He didn't feel it was important enough to him to serve his country at a time of war," said Jon Soltz, who served two Army tours in Iraq and is the chairman of the left-leaning veterans group VoteVets.org. Critics note that the candidate is among three generations of Romneys – including ...

Afghanistan: 'It's done. No more.'

Yesterday, I received a message from Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org: We cannot want a democratic, stable Afghanistan more than the government and the people in Afghanistan. Ultimately, whether their nation survives is up to them, and keeping our troops there ...

Ethanol industry uses veterans to promote biofuel mandate

“I think you’re basically seeing a convergence of former military around the RFS issue right now, because it is soon to be decided by the EPA, and that’s clearly an issue of getting us off oil, which is important to a lot of former military,” VoteVets.org founder Jon Soltz told The Daily ...

Veterans Duckworth and Soltz: Food stamp cuts for veterans ‘unacceptable’ and ‘revolting’

Veteran pilot and Iraq War soldier Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org told Raw Story that the cuts coming Friday are unnecessary and unconscionable. Duckworth called the cuts “unacceptable” and Soltz questioned why Republicans ...

Military Veterans Battle Over Obama’s Bad and Worse Options in Syria on CNN

“It’s hard, but it’s not going to work,” said Jon Soltz, a veteran, co-founder of VoteVets.org, and volunteer for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign when asked about the administration’s proposed intervention in Syria. “He’s going to cross the red line again. This isn’t going to ...

National Security Brief: March 22, 2012

– VoteVets.org co-founder Jon Soltz notes that in the House GOP’s budget, the word “veteran” does not appear once. “Do Republicans care about keeping our promise to veterans?” Soltz asks. – Unable to find an outside candidate to run with its backing, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is ...

Vets need minimum wage hike

By Jon Soltz

Jon Soltz is an Iraq War veteran and chairman of VoteVets.org, a veterans group with over 220,000 supporters. © 2012, Journal Sentinel Inc. All rights reserved...

Soaked With Oil Cash, Republicans Block Military's Push To Use Clean Energy

VoteVets.org chairman Jon Soltz pointed out yesterday that they get a lot of money from the oil and gas industry: In short, Republicans would be forcing the military to go back to using the same fuels that hampered it from doing its job — and the same fuels that have resulted in the ...

Pentagon to conduct reviews on how military medals are awarded

Most of all, they need to take into consideration the thoughts of those in uniform, regarding the medals," said Jon Soltz, an Iraq War veteran and chairman of VoteVets.org. "I think, if they do, they will find broad support for ensuring the drone medal doesn't rank higher in precedent ...

Rep. Walsh faces campaign backlash over comments on double-amputee rival

As Walsh defended his remarks, VoteVets.org chairman Jon Soltz -- whose group has had a history of tension with the congressman -- told MSNBC on Thursday that he should resign. In that statement, Walsh said: "Of course Tammy Duckworth is a hero. I have called her a hero hundreds of times ...

First Read

*** Monday’s “News Nations with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Jon Soltz from Votevets.org, The Hill’s AB Stoddard, the Chicago Sun Time’s Lynn Sweet, Michael Smerconish, and Steve Deace...

Hagel stalled, but confirmation still expected

"Our enemies look for any moment — however brief — of weakness," said Jon Soltz, a Iraq War veteran and chairman of VoteVets.org. Republicans, led by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona, insisted the White House tell them more about how Obama handled the ...

Should The U.S. Speed Up Afghanistan Withdrawal? : NPR

Host Michel Martin hears two perspectives: Iraq war veteran Jon Soltz believes the current counterinsurgency strategy isn't yielding enough results, but Gayle Tzemach Lemmon believes if the U.S. pulls out now, Afghan civil society could face serious consequences. Copyright © 2012 ...

Jon Soltz: When the 1 Percent Fails to Contribute Its Fair Share, Veterans Pay Dearly

By Jon Soltz

Jon Soltz is an Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org. Follow Jon Soltz on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jonsoltz ...

Iraq Veteran Counters Coffman's Proposal to Re-Deploy Troops in Iraq |&nbspJason Salzman

The counter view, omitted on KNUS, was articulated this week on the Huffington Post by Jon Soltz, co-founder of VoteVets.org. First, there is no such thing as "advisory, or "non-regular troops," when it comes to Iraq. As soon as an American service member enters Iraq, they are a target. ...

Lawmaker Berates

"He needs to just resign and stop embarrassing his constituents," VoteVets chairman Jon Soltz, himself an Iraq War veteran, said on MSNBC on Thursday. "The guy has no idea what it means to be in the military, what it means to serve," he said, adding that Duckworth continues to serve as a ...

Gillibrand: U.S. Needs Agressive Drawdown Of Troops From Afghanistan

" “A U.S. withdrawal from the Afghan democracy must come much sooner rather than later,” said Jon Soltz, chairman of VoteVets.org and an Iraq War veteran. “Our brave troops on the ground are being asked to provide security without the support and trust of the Afghan people and their ...

Islam critic's invite to West Point draws protest

"These remarks are incompatible with the Army values, and a person who is incompatible with Army values should not address the cadets of the United States Military Academy," VoteVets chairman Jon Soltz said in a letter written with the group's vice chairman. Army public affairs didn't ...

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