What is a resolution?

A resolution is a description of a problem or situation that is then followed by a suggestion as to how to correct that problem. It might also be a statement or declaration as to the policy of a certain matter in which The American Legion believes. It consists of two parts: the preamble (description of the problem) and the resolving clause (how the local post or even the national organization should solve the problem or support the issue). The entire resolution should be one long, continuous sentence with the preamble clause(s) first and the resolve clause(s) second.

Resolutions approved since the 100th Department Convention

Resolution No 1100
Approves the Department Commander to appoint a committee to draw up rules and regulations to form The Husbands of American Legion (HAL)

Resolution No 1102 
Support the construction of a seventh State Veterans Home in south central Pennsylvania

Resolution No 1103
Supports efforts to eliminate employment barriers that impede the successful and timely transfer of military job skills to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania civilian labor market

Resolution No 1108
Endorse Joseph V. Glazier as a candidate for the high office of National Commander of The American Legion

Resolution No 1109
Change the name of the Pennsylvania State Police Youth Week to the Pennsylvania American Legion, State Police, national Guard Youth Camp

Resolution No 1110
Supports the Veterans Administration in establishing a VA facilities tobacco policy that reduces tobacco use while addressing The American Legion's concerns for the veterans who are addicted to tobacco use and who rely on the VA facilities for their medical and psychological care

Resolution No 1111
Awarding a citation plaque, retroactively back to 2019, to Department VA Physician and VA Health Care Worker of the year and all future finalists

Resolution No 1113
Call upon the Commonwealth General Assembly to enact legislation mandating that all Pennsylvania County Coroners/Medical Examiners shall complete a standardized questionnaire in all death determined to be suicide

Resolution No 1114
Support for any legislation that expands accessibility to Veterans Treatment Courts throughout the Commonwealth

Resolution No 1115
When necessary the District Commander with a vote of two thirds (2/3) of the presiding board to consist of Post Members, Department and District Officers present at a revitalization meeting temporarily suspend any member of a post's elected or appointed officers and appoint a temporary replacement

Resolution No 1116
Approve a budget line item for the WVC for the purpose of fundraising to create outreach programs and events to increase women veteran membership within The American Legion

Resolution No 1119
The duration of the disease known as Coronavirus (COVID-19), the numerous government regulations being enforced to contain it and concern for the safety of all members of the American Legion Family, the Pennsylvania American Legion Department Executive Committee (DEC) agrees that present circumstances constitute sufficient reasons to cancel the 2020 American Legion Department Convention


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