Reinstate Wrongfully Discharged Service Members
Tell Congress to provide justice for service members discharged for their Covid-19 vaccine status
The men and women who serve our country in the military deserve respect and support, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccine status.
While the Department of Defense's COVID-19 vaccine mandate has been rescinded, the AMERICANS Amendment, sponsored by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), would reinstate service members who were wrongfully discharged due to their COVID-19 status and give justice to service members punished in other ways due to their vaccine status.
Please tell Congress to support the AMERICANS Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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The Senate version of the AMERICANS amendment would:
Prohibit the Secretary of Defense from issuing any replacement COVID-19 vaccine mandate without Congressional approval; and
Require the Department of Defense to:
Reinstate any service member separated solely for COVID-19 vaccine status who wants to return to service, crediting the service member with the time of involuntary separation for retirement pay calculations;
Restore the rank of any service member demoted solely for COVID-19 vaccine status, compensating the service member for any pay and benefits lost due to that demotion;
Adjust to “honorable” any “general” discharge given to a service member solely due to COVID-19 vaccine status;
Expunge from a service member’s record any adverse action based solely on COVID-19 vaccine status, regardless of whether the service member previously sought an accommodation; and
Make every effort to retain service members not vaccinated against COVID-19, providing them with professional development, promotion, and leadership opportunities equal to that of their peers.
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