Yonkers congresswoman urges national organization to change its policy

As a national organization meets for its annual convention this weekend, Yonkers Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) is urging the group to change its policy.

A Yonkers resident, who lost her son in Afghanistan, was recently denied membership to American Gold Star Mothers. She was rejected from the group that offers support for mothers of injured or killed veterans because she is not an American citizen.

Lowey is hoping the group will vote for a more inclusive policy at its annual convention. She feels no one should be denied membership to the organization. A former president of Gold Star Mothers says the 77-year-old rule should have been changed years ago. She also hopes the group will vote to change its policies.

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