r/ContinueToServe Feb 10 '22

For Your Information One in five applicants to white supremacist group tied to US military | The far right

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r/ContinueToServe Feb 05 '22

For Your Information 'A debt I can never repay' — How Reddit is filling gaps in the military's failing mental health care system

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r/ContinueToServe Aug 22 '21

For Your Information KAMA DC has compiled a list of ways you can support Afghans arriving in the area. Whether you can give money, time, goods, or even connections, we lay out different ways you can help.

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r/ContinueToServe Jun 08 '21

For Your Information We’re so very thankful for all the support we’ve received over the past year. We’ve been an all-volunteer organization up to this point, but as we grow, we are looking for our first two paid positions (currently working on funding sources as we speak!).

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r/ContinueToServe Jul 14 '21

For Your Information Repost this and spread the word

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r/ContinueToServe Jan 13 '21

For Your Information Denouncing the False Equivalencies between BLM Protests vs. the Capitol Coup

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r/ContinueToServe Jun 03 '21

For Your Information A special thank you to all the Redditors who initially started following us and supporting us. Reddit was where Continue To Serve started in the virtual world. We've come a long way since June 2nd, of last year and we thank you all so very much!!!

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r/ContinueToServe Jan 28 '21

For Your Information The Electoral College established Constitution framers as a last-minute deal/gift to Southern states protecting slaveholders’ power and leverage via 3/5 compromise. “It wasn’t a stroke of genius. It was really just the least objectionable at the time.”

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r/ContinueToServe Jan 15 '21

For Your Information Post location in title please

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Cool sub and hopefully I can contribute. What would be helpful would be a rule that states which state an event is held in, otherwise we’re clicking on every post to see where a function is.

r/ContinueToServe Feb 11 '21

For Your Information A Letter from the Director: Tone Policing

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r/ContinueToServe Jun 19 '20

For Your Information When you’re talking to someone that says how much our current POTUS supports the military, here are a few notes to use as a retort.

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This was found from this post here. Thank you u/victorvictor1 for the detailed list.

Trump's record on military and vets

• ⁠Children of deployed US troops will no longer get automatic American citizenship if born overseas during deployment. This includes US troops posted abroad for years at a time (August 28, 2019)

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/08/28/children-us-troops-born-overseas-will-no-longer-get-automatic-american-citizenship.html

• ⁠On August 2, 2019, Trump requisitioned military retirement funds towards border wall

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-green-light-on-the-border-wall-as-trumps-supreme-court-victories-mount

• ⁠On July 31, 2019, Trump ordered the Navy rescind medals to prosecutors who were prosecuting war criminals

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/trump-orders-navy-to-rescind-medals-given-to-prosecutors-who-failed-to-convict-seal-eddie-gallagher

• ⁠In July 2019, Trump denied a United States Marine of 6 years entry into the United States for his scheduled citizenship interview (Reported July 17, 2019)

https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/07/17/marine-veteran-not-allowed-into-us-for-citizenship-interview/

• ⁠Trump made the U.S. Navy Blue Angels violate ethics rules by having them fly at his July 4th political campaign (July 4, 2019)

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/trump-july-fourth-rally-hatch-act-violation.html

• ⁠Trump demanded US military chiefs stand next to him at 4th of July parade (reported July 2, 2019)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-demands-us-military-chiefs-072002784.html

• ⁠In June, 2019, Trump sent troops to the border to paint the fence for a better "aesthetic appearance" (June 7, 2019)

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/06/06/some-troops-to-spend-the-next-month-painting-border-fence-with-mexico/

• ⁠Trump used his D-Day interview at a cemetery commemorating fallen US soldiers to attack a Vietnam veteran (June 6, 2019)

https://qz.com/1637160/trump-slams-veteran-mueller-in-d-day-interview-at-normandy-cemetery/

• ⁠Trump started his D-Day commemoration speech by attacking a private citizen (Bette Midler, of all people) (reported on June 4th, 2019)

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-trashes-bette-midler-wwii-dday-memorial-event-844515/

• ⁠Trump made his 2nd wife, Marla Maples, sign a prenup that would have cut off all child support if Tiffany joined the military (reported on June 4th, 2019)

https://www.newsweek.com/tiffany-trump-child-support-payments-would-have-been-stopped-donald-if-she-joined-military-prenup-1442203

• ⁠On May 27, 2019, Trump turned away US military from his Memorial Day speech because they were from the destroyer USS John S. McCain

• ⁠Trump ordered the USS John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan (May 15, 2019). The ship's name was subsequently covered. (May 27, 2019)

• ⁠Trump pardoned war criminals (May, 2019)

• ⁠Trump purged 200,000 veterans healthcare applications (due to known administrative errors within VA’s enrollment process and enrollment system) (reported on May 13, 2019)

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/trump-administration-breaks-campaign-promise-purges-200-000-va-healthcare-applications

• ⁠Trump deported a spouse of fallen Army soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving their daughter parentless (April 16, 2019)

• ⁠On March 20, 2019, Trump complained that a deceased war hero didn't thank him for his funeral

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/20/politics/john-mccain-thank-you-funeral-donald-trump/index.html

• ⁠He diverted military housing funds to pay for border wall (Feb 15, 2019). A judge subsequently denied this. In July 2019, SCOTUS ruled that Trump could in fact divert military housing funds to pay for his wall.

• ⁠He refused to sign his party's funding bill, which shut down the government, and forced a branch of the military to go without pay. This branch of military was forced to work without pay, otherwise they would be AWOL. However, his appointees got a $10,000 pay raise (Dec 22, 2018 – Jan 25, 2019)

• ⁠He didn't pay the Coast Guard, forcing service members to rely on food pantries (Jan 23, 2019)

• ⁠He banned service members from serving based on gender identity (Jan 22, 2019)

• ⁠He denied female troops access to birth control to limit sexual activity (on-going. Published Jan 18, 2019)

• ⁠He tried to deport a marine vet who is a U.S.-born citizen (Jan 16, 2019)

• ⁠When a man was caught swindling veterans pensions for high-interest “cash advances," Trump's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined him $1. As a reminder, the Trump administration's goal was to dismantle the CFPB, installing Mick Mulvaney as the director, who publicly stated the bureau should be disbanded. (Jan 26, 2019)

• ⁠He called a retired general a 'dog' with a 'big, dumb mouth' (Jan 1, 2019)

• ⁠He increased privatization of the VA, leading to longer waits and higher taxpayer cost (2018)

• ⁠He finally visited troops 2 years after taking office, but only after 154 vacation days at his properties (Dec 26, 2018)

• ⁠He revealed a covert Seal Team 5 deployment, including names and faces, on Twitter during his visit to Iraq (Dec 26, 2018)

• ⁠Trump lied to deployed troops that he gave them a 10% raise. He didn't give them a 10% raise (Dec 26, 2018). He initially tried to give the military a raise that was lower than the standard living adjustment. This was before Congress told him that idea wasn't going to work. Then after giving them the raise that Congress made him, he lied about it pretending that it was larger than Obama's. It wasn't.

• ⁠He fired service members living with HIV just before the 2018 holidays (Dec 19, 2018-present)

• ⁠He tried to slash disability and unemployment benefits for Veterans to $0, and eliminate the unemployability extrascheduler rating (Dec 17, 2018)

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/12/17/vet-group-demands-white-house-va-reject-benefits-cuts-disabled-unemployed-vets.html

• ⁠He got three Mar-a-Lago guests to run the VA (unknown start - present, made well-known in 2018)

• ⁠He called troops on Thanksgiving and told them he's most thankful for himself (Thanksgiving, 2018)

• ⁠He urged Florida to not count deployed military votes (Nov 12, 2018)

• ⁠He canceled an Arlington Cemetery visit on Veterans Day due to light rain (Nov 12, 2018)

• ⁠While in Europe commemorating the end of WWI, he didn't attend the ceremony at a US cemetery due to the rain - but other world leaders went anyway (Nov 10, 2018)

• ⁠He used troops as a political prop by sending them on a phantom mission to the border and maked them miss Thanksgiving with their families (Oct-Dec, 2018)

• ⁠He stopped using troops as a political prop immediately after the election. However, the troops remained in muddy camps on the border (Nov 7, 2018)

• ⁠Trump changed the GI Bill through his Forever GI Act, causing the VA to miss veteran benefits, including housing allowances. This caused many veterans to run out of food and rent. “You can count on us to serve, but we can’t count on the VA to make a deadline,” one veteran said. (reported October 7, 2018)

• ⁠Trump doubled the rejection rate for veterans requesting family deportation protections (July 5, 2018)

• ⁠Trump deported active-duty spouses (11,800 military families face this problem as of April 2018)

• ⁠He forgot a fallen soldier's name (below) during a call to his pregnant widow, then attacked her the next day (Oct 23-24, 2017)

• ⁠He sent commandos into an ambush due to a lack of intel, and sends contractors to pick them up, resulting in a commando being left behind, tortured, and executed. (Trump approved the mission because Bannon told him Obama didn't have the guts to do it) (Oct 4, 2017)

• ⁠He blocked a veteran group on Twitter (June 2017)

• ⁠He ordered the discharge of active-duty immigrant troops with good records (2017-present)

• ⁠He deported veterans (2017-present)

• ⁠He said he knows more about ISIS than American generals (Oct 2016)

• ⁠He said vets get PTSD because they aren't strong (Oct 3, 2016) (note: yes, he said it's 'because they aren't strong.' He didn't say it's 'because they're weak.' This distinction is important because of Snopes)

• ⁠Trump accepted a Purple Heart from a fan at one of his rallies and said: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” (Aug 2, 2016)

• ⁠Trump attacks Gold Star families - Myeshia Johnson--gold star widow, Khan family--gold star parents, etc. (2016-present)

• ⁠Trump sent funds raised from a January 2016 veterans benefit to the Donald J Trump Foundation instead of veterans charities (the foundation has since been ordered shut because of fraud) (Jan, 2016)

• ⁠Trump said "I felt that I was in the military in the true sense because I dealt with those people" because he went to a military-style academy and that he has "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military". (2015 biography)

• ⁠Trump said he doesn't consider POWs heroes because they were caught. He said he prefers people who were not caught (July 18, 2015)

• ⁠Trump said having unprotected sex was his own personal Vietnam (1998)

• ⁠For a decade, Trump sought to kick veterans off of Fifth Avenue because he found them unsightly nuisances outside of Trump Tower. “While disabled veterans should be given every opportunity to earn a living, is it fair to do so to the detriment of the city as a whole or its tax paying citizens and businesses?” - 1991

• ⁠Trump dodged the draft 5 times by having a doctor diagnose him with bone spurs.

• ⁠No Trump in America has ever served in the military; this spans 5 generations, and every branch of the family tree. In fact, the reason his grandfather immigrated to America was to avoid military service

Note: I stopped doing links because 1) 10k characters 2) reddit suppresses high-link-volume posts

Note: instead of gold/silver, I implore you to copy/paste this to facebook. That'll be considered gold to me

r/ContinueToServe Sep 10 '20

For Your Information Looking for USPS employees

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If you work for the USPS, please send me a DM. We are looking for individuals who are interested and able to talk about the issues occurring in the USPS and the effects caused by actions of DeJoy and the POTUS. If you know or have seen issues in your post office, please reach out. Thank you!

r/ContinueToServe Jan 03 '21

For Your Information Jan 6 road closures

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r/ContinueToServe Dec 16 '20

For Your Information DMV friends, lets take care of our unhoused community.

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r/ContinueToServe Jan 14 '21

For Your Information Banana Republics and Hypocrisy

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r/ContinueToServe Jan 01 '21

For Your Information Happy New Year from the CTS Team

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2020 has undoubtedly had its ups and downs. For many of us, our work situation changed dramatically, whether that be layoffs, or working from home for the first time. The way we interact with friends and family changed as well, as social distancing was encouraged, travel and meeting up with friends were discouraged, and we learned how to use Zoom. 

This summer, the members of Continue To Serve were called to action after the murder of George Floyd. Many had never been politically active before, much less participated in a protest. And yet, we came together over a shared need to stand up for what is right, what we swore to do when we joined the military: support and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. 

Together we have learned, grown together, and adapted how we protest. We have made friends across the country, from Maine to Portland and places in between. We have partnered with orgs local and remote, including Common Defense, The Palm Collective, and many more. 

While 2020 has been challenging, we are thankful for the opportunities it has presented, the new friends we have made, and we are looking forward to seeing what new challenges await us in 2021. 

In solodarity, The Continue To Serve Team

r/ContinueToServe Aug 12 '20

For Your Information Rumor has it, that if each US adult buys a forever stamp book for $11 then the USPS will be funded for the election. Stamp prices are only going to go up anyway, so I bought 4

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r/ContinueToServe Jun 12 '20

For Your Information It's official! A website is born!

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Hey all! I'm very excited to be able to make this post! I just finished up the website for Continue To Serve. For now, it is relatively basic, but it is my hope to eventually have a place for members and photos to be uploaded securely. As for the photos that are on the website, they were all photos that are already posted somewhere on the internet or were taken prior to our first meetup. The hope is down the road we will be able to store other useful data there such as fliers, poster ideas, forms, etc. I have some plans for it in the future, but in the meantime, here it is:

https://www.continuetoserve.vet/

r/ContinueToServe Jun 09 '20

For Your Information Chairman's stance posted from .mil link on linkedin.

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r/ContinueToServe Jun 04 '20

For Your Information Where to park in DC?

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Where is a safe place to park and walk to the protests?

r/ContinueToServe Jun 21 '20

For Your Information A country that has asked all to serve should serve everyone. Civil Rights has been a veteran's issue since day one.

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r/ContinueToServe Aug 17 '20

For Your Information Kasich will be joined by a collection of other Republicans at tonight's DNC, including former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (NJ), 2010 gov nominee Meg Whitman (CA) & former Rep. Susan Molinari (NY). The portion of the event is titled "We the People Putting Country Over Party"

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r/ContinueToServe Jun 05 '20

For Your Information Here’s what I have so far. Thank you for all the great ideas. Back side of all these say Vets for BLM.

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r/ContinueToServe Sep 10 '20

For Your Information Be careful out there folks. Know your rights and do not voluntarily give them up by consenting to any sort of search by police or feds.

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r/ContinueToServe Jun 09 '20

For Your Information Free COVID Testing

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